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Pinoy’s ‘first-hand’ experience getting Dh3,000 fine in UAE for not following social distancing

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A Filipino based in UAE has shared a photo of a receipt with AED3,000 fine for violating the social distancing protocols set by the government.

Shared by Facebook user Fathima Zahraa Temario Duron on Kabayan Pinoy sa UAE, Part Time, Full Time Jobs &,Ads, she shows a screenshot of a friend who was slapped with the hefty fine by the Department of Municipalities and Transport in Abu Dhabi.

“Mga kabayan, ingat-ingat talaga tayo pag nasa labas. Social distancing is real, friend ng kaibigan ko kagabi nasampulan AED3,000 penalty,” her caption read.

Her post has on the Facebook group has now more than 500 shares and 100 reactions as of this writing.

According to Duron, she only posted it so Filipinos will be aware that imposing such hefty fine is real in the country.

As the country eases restrictions in relation to Covid-19 situation, the government has released a set of fines for residents violating Covid-19 preventive measures.

Not wearing face mask in public and not observing social distancing can attract AED3,000 fine.

Just recently, four of the newly-announced violators in the UAE have been fined with AED50,000 each for violating mandatory hospitalization of infected people.

Ryan Namia
Ryan Namia spends most of his days reading over drafts of new written content and determining which ones make the final cut for online and print publication. He received his Bachelor's degree in Journalism in 2015 and has been writing since 2016. Got story to tell? Email him at eic@theglobalfilipinomagazine.com.

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