Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 27 September 2020

CORONAVIRUS

Groom arrested for breaking Covid-19 rules at his wedding party in Ras Al Khaimah

Man posted video online showing complete disregard for the regulations

Authorities across the country have repeatedly urged the public to follow the rules. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Authorities across the country have repeatedly urged the public to follow the rules. Chris Whiteoak / The National

A bridegroom has been arrested for flouting ‎coronavirus safety rules during a wedding in Ras Al Khaimah.‎

Police in the emirate said on Monday that the newlywed posted videos online showing himself and his guests breaching safety ‎regulations designed to curb the spread of Covid-19 and safeguard public health.

“Legal measures were taken against him,” said Ras Al Khaimah police.‎

Authorities have stepped up a campaign against cafes, restaurants, tourist establishments and individuals that ignore safety regulations. Cases of Covid-19 reached their highest daily figure on Saturday but fell sharply again on Sunday.

Wedding venues in the emirate were allowed to reopen in July, subject to a set of strict safety measures.

Brides and grooms, as well as the guests and employees, are obliged to wear face masks and maintain social distancing at all times during ceremonies and temperature checks should be carried out on arrival.

Authorities have also imposed strict fines on anyone breaking the rules. People not practising social distancing, for example, will face a penalty of Dh3,000.

Updated: September 14, 2020 09:57 PM

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