Ajman adopts new preventive measures to curb the spread of COVID-19

Ajman adopts new preventive measures to curb the spread of COVID-19

The new preventive measures include stopping music concerts and other events

The Crisis, Disaster and Emergency Team in Ajman has adopted a new package of preventive measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 and support the UAE government’s efforts to enhance the quality of life and maintain the safety and health of community members.

The new preventive measures include stopping music concerts and other events, abiding by the presence of no more than 10 people in wedding ceremonies and other family events.

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The rules also state the presence of no more than 20 people in funerals and funeral prayers.

Additionally, the capacity of cinemas, gyms, parks, hotel beaches and fitness centres should not exceed 50 per cent. People are also requested to abide by all precautionary and preventive measures, wear facemasks and stick to physical distancing rules.

These measures took effect from Thursday.

On Wednesday, the Department of Economic Development of Ajman closed a café and fined it Dhs60,000 for re-contravening the closure decision and the precautionary and preventive measures taken to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

According to Major General Sheikh Sultan Bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of Ajman Police, Head of the Emergency, Disaster and Crisis Management Team, the commercial and economic establishments must close after midnight but the fined café worked until 2am, ignoring all the precautionary measures decided during the pandemic, in cooperation with the Department of Economic Development so it was fined and closed.

Major General Al Nuaimi added that the cafe removed the closure sticker approved by the department, and resumed its activity without prior permission, so it was booked with a Dhs10,000 fine for removing the sticker, and Dhs50,000 for non-compliance with the precautionary measures. Besides, it was closed for the second time.

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