Spreading Rumours and Mocking COVID-19 Protocols Punishable in UAE

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Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00

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Spreading Rumours and Mocking COVID-19 Protocols Punishable in UAE

The Federal Emergency, Crisis, and Disasters Prosecution reminded the residents of UAE not to publish or spread false information or rumours concerning COVID-19 protocols taken by responsible authorities.

The public has also been advised against encouraging others to mock or disregard the preventive measures.

Committing any of the above-mentioned acts will attract penalties. The Federal Decree Law No. 34 of 2021 that combats rumours and cybercrime prescribes penalties for these perpetrators.

When spreading any news on COVID-19, the Federal Emergency, Crisis, and Disasters Prosecution advised everyone, including social media users, to be responsible.

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