UAE: Up to DH100,000 Fine; 5 Years Jail Time for Spreading Virus

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Anyone deliberately spreading coronavirus or failing to report a suspected or positive COVID-19 case will face hefty fines and jail, the authorities have warned as they step up measures to contain the pandemic.

For intentionally spreading the infection, the penalty is up to five years in prison and/or a fine not less than Dh50,000 and not more than Dh100,000. For not reporting a case, the violator will face three years in jail and/or a fine not exceeding Dh10,000, the legal experts have pointed out.

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