NCEMA urges public to be responsible during New Year's Eve celebrations


People are being urged to follow all COVID-19 precautionary measures while attending New Year's eve celebrations.

That's according to Dr. Saif Al Dhaheri, the official spokesperson for the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), who spoke during a press briefing on Thursday. 

Dr. Al Dhaheri reminded members of the public to wear their masks and practice social distancing in public spaces at all times. 

He said legal action will be taken against violators and fines will be issued to those who aren't following the rules. 

NCEMA's official spokesperson explained that the efforts of the National Committee for the Management and Governance of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to achieve targets that can ensure a gradual return to normal life. 

"The UAE has shown model behaviour in managing the crisis, as it succeeded from the start in balancing health and the economy to ensure the continued work of various vital sectors, especially as we entered the planning stage for recovery," said Dr. Al Dhaheri.

Residents are also being urged to reward frontline workers, who have worked tirelessly to contain the spread of the virus in the country, by being responsible and celebrating safely. 

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