It has been revealed that over 316 people have been fined throughout the past week for failing to adhere to proper social distancing protocols in Dubai – and beachgoers appear to be the worst offenders.
“Many Dubai beaches witnessed thousands of beach-goers since easing the measures. We noticed many of them insist to sit near the beaches’ facilities without adhering to safe distancing,” Director of Ports Police Station, Colonel Saeed Al Madhani said, according to Gulf News.
Individuals who fail to abide by social distancing rules by gathering in groups larger than five or not wearing masks will be given a Dhs3,000 fine.
Dubai police are now using drones to catch offenders and have also increased patrols around local beaches. On a positive note, Colonel Saeed noticed that the vast majority of beachgoers were carefully following rules.Earlier this week, it was announced that Dubai hotels swimming pools have been given the green light to open up under the latest guidelines.
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