UAE to strictly enforce facemask rule

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Authorities in the UAE will be strictly enforcing the rules related to wearing facemasks indoors.

Inspections will be stepped up and violators will be fined AED 3,000.

A government spokesperson made the announcement during a media briefing on Monday.

Dr. Taher Al Ameri said the number of daily COVID-19 cases have increased by 100 per cent in a week, and there was also an increase in hospitalisation rates.

"Studies have proven that wearing masks is one of the major factors in helping prevent the spread of infections," he added.

The official also warned of strict action against individuals with COVID-19 who breach the mandatory isolation period.

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