Public warned against spreading false rumours about COVID-19 precautionary measures

Public warned against spreading false rumours about COVID-19 precautionary measures

The Federal Emergency Crisis and Disasters Prosecution has warned public not to spread rumours or false information about the preventive measures adopted by authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 and not to flout them.

The prosecution’s statement said,

"In light of the recent circulation of photos and videos on social media spreading information from some COVID-19 patients on the Al-Hosn application, accompanied by comments and songs mocking the precautionary measures and calling on others to flout them, threatening the national efforts to address the pandemic, we, therefore, call upon members of the community to refrain from this behaviour, which is punishable by the law,"

The prosecution also pointed out such actions are punishable with administrative sanctions or the penal sanction stated in Federal Decree-Law No. 34 of 2021 on combatting rumours and cybercrimes.

The prosecution urged community members and social media users to act responsibly when sharing or circulating any COVID-19-related news, adhere to the precautionary measures and support the country’s related efforts.

News Source: Emirates News Agency

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