Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police
Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police

Patrol units found the most common violation was exceeding the number of people allowed to travel together in a vehicle.

 

Sharjah Police fined 5,432 people in one month for violating safety rules that have become mandatory to limit the spread of Covid-19.

Major General Saif Al-Zairi Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police, said that the police have intensified patrols due to the increase in daily Covid-19 cases.

Patrol units found the most common violation was exceeding the number of people allowed to travel together in a vehicle. Only three persons who are not related to relatives are allowed in the car. Police arrested and fined 950 people for breaking this rule.

In addition, Maj. Gen. Al Shamsi said that "high-tech surveillance devices" arrested 569 people in closed closed places without masks, despite the emergence of flu-like symptoms on them. Around 751 people were fined for not maintaining a safe physical distance.

Police patrols fined 1,542 people for not wearing face masks or not maintaining a safe physical distance in crowded outdoor places like malls. About 912 fines were also issued for the same offense while using public transportation.

He stressed that the police will continue to intensify inspections and awareness, and the first policeman in Sharjah urged the public to adhere to the precautionary measures and contribute to limiting the spread of the virus.

In the first fifteen days of September, authorities across countries detected 24,894 violations of Covid-19 safety measures. Dr. Saif Al Dhaheri, spokesperson for the National Emergency, Disaster and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA), said that not wearing masks tops the list of violations. The next violation came in first place during this period due to the presence of more than three persons in a vehicle.

"The highest violations were recorded in Dubai, followed by Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah," he said.