Imprisonment and a fine is a penalty adopted by the UAE
Imprisonment and a fine is a penalty adopted by the UAE

Imprisonment and a fine is a penalty that the United Arab Emirates adopts for all those infected with Corona, new measures taken by the UAE to limit the spread of the Corona epidemic in the country, several laws that you can see through this context.

Imprisonment and a fine is a penalty adopted by the UAE for all Corona patients, as legal people have confirmed that a person infected with the Coronavirus, and causes disease to others as a result of his failure to comply with the sanitary isolation decision, or his intention to spread the virus, is subject to legal accountability, according to Articles 339, 342 and 348 of the Penal Code.

Which is punishable by imprisonment for a period not exceeding five years and a fine not less than 50 thousand dirhams and not in excess of 100 thousand dirhams, or either of these two penalties, and in the event of return, the prison sentence shall be doubled, in accordance with Article 34 of the Communicable Diseases Control Law, and shall be punished with imprisonment A fine, or one of these two penalties, is for whoever intentionally commits an act that endangers people's lives, health, security, and freedoms, in accordance with Article 348 of the Federal Penal Code.

Hence, they told Al-Wasat that there have been cases detected in several countries of people who did not adhere to the quarantine, and caused the spread of the virus in their surroundings, and others deliberately hurt others by touching surfaces and elevators, or leaving their saliva on them, indicating that these actions may lead to the death of a person And not his injury, and the Emirati legislator did not ignore it, and its punishment in certain cases amounts to imprisonment and a fine, according to the estimation of the crime committed by the judge.

Through this, the State Attorney General, Counselor Dr. Hamad Saif Al Shamsi, had stated that violating the instructions and procedures issued by the competent authorities in the country, to limit the spread of the Corona virus as one of the communicable diseases, is a crime according to the laws of the state.

In turn, he added that every person coming to the state must abide by the 14-day home quarantine period in his place of residence, and implement the instructions issued later by the competent authorities, and the person’s violation of the home quarantine procedures, leaving his place of residence and his contact with others, is a violation of the provisions of law and public order.

And exposing the health and safety of society to danger, and that the Public Prosecution will strictly apply the law to anyone who violates these instructions, calling on citizens and residents to abide by the instructions and decisions issued by the relevant authorities in the state, in the interest of their safety, and so that they do not fall under the law.

In this context, every person coming to the state must abide by the 14-day home quarantine period in his place of residence, and implement the instructions issued later by the competent authorities, and the person’s violation of the home quarantine procedures, leaving his place of residence and his contact with others is a violation of the provisions of law and public order, and an exposure to the health Society and its safety are at risk.

Where the penalty is imprisonment for a period of no less than two years and not exceeding five years, and a fine, if the act results in the death of more than three people, and if another of the circumstances mentioned in the previous paragraph becomes available, the penalty shall be imprisonment for a period of no less than three years, and not exceeding Seven years and fine.

Hence, Musabeh emphasized that there is a moral obligation on anyone who becomes infected with the infection, which is not considered a disgrace or a catastrophic matter, as the whole world suffers from this epidemic, and as long as the person has good immunity, he will not be affected by the virus.

And he will recover, so he must, in return, act with a degree of responsibility, and abide by quarantine if he is required to do so, or undergo direct examination if symptoms of infection are detected on him.

For his part, lawyer Muhammad Al-Redha said that Article 348 of the Penal Code stipulates that whoever deliberately commits an act that endangers people's lives, health, security, or freedoms, shall be punished with imprisonment and a fine, or one of these two punishments, and the penalty is detention if it results from the act. Damage occurs.

He added that a person should not underestimate this behavior, as getting involved in it, even if it was underestimating or not appreciating its consequences, is extremely dangerous, because one injured person can be a cause of injuring dozens of others, and there is no doubt that this epidemic, which has spread throughout the world, has started From one person.

He stressed that the state has taken all measures to contain this virus and limit its spread, so members of society must assume their responsibilities, especially those infected with the virus or suspected of being infected with it.

He explained that the symptoms of the virus have become known to everyone, so there is no justification for claiming ignorance, so it is necessary that any person suspected of having the virus resort to the competent medical authorities for examination, or isolate himself until his condition is confirmed.

The President of the Lawyers Association, Counselor Zayed Al Shamsi, stated that the amended Communicable Diseases Law No. 14 of 2014 did not neglect the control of communicable diseases in the country, and that it came to protect the public health of members of society.

He explained that the first article of the Communicable Diseases Control Law stipulates that health isolation is: separating the injured or suspected person from other healthy people voluntarily or forcibly, and the duration of disease infection.

In appropriate sanitary places and conditions, in order to prevent the transmission of infection from the infected person or the person suspected of being infected, as the article defines quarantine: to restrict the activities of healthy persons or animals who have been exposed to the disease agent during the period of disease spread, for a period equivalent to the longest incubation period.