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Covid-19 violations: Dubai pilot fined Dh10,000 over crowded yacht party

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The Dubai Police have fined a pilot Dh10,000 for organising a yacht party that violated Covid-19 safety rules. The police took to Twitter to announce that the party hosted 25 guests who did not wear face masks and failed to maintain a safe social distance.

According to the prevailing laws, his guests also face a fine of Dh5,000 each for attending the gathering.

The police have reminded residents that the safety measures have been rolled out to keep them safe from Covid-19.

The action came as the country reported the highest number of daily Covid-19 cases on Saturday – 1,231. This is the fourth day straight that the UAE has recorded its highest tally of cases.

Last month, the police had fined a celebrity after videos of birthday celebrations at two restaurants went viral. Two days later, the police had fined another woman for hosting a party with a live band.

In the same month, the Emergency and Crisis Prosecution Office (ECPO) at the Federal Public Prosecution confirmed that eight people were detained for organising wedding ceremonies that hosted guests who were not first-degree relatives. The wedding ceremonies in Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah saw attendees mingle without masks and maintaining a safe social distance from one another.

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