Strict action will be taken against those spreading rumours.
The UAE authorities on Tuesday issued a stern warning to those sharing fake information about Covid-19 in the country, as well as indulging in other irresponsible practices.
The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority on Tuesday said strict action will be taken against anyone who is reckless and acts irresponsibly.
“We have not and will not be lenient with anyone who doesn’t follow their duty and is irresponsible, we will apply the law firmly and decisively, given that the recklessness in sharing inaccurate information has a negative effect on society,” the NCEMA said, citing the Public Prosecution.
Citing the incident where a local TV channel ran an unverified report about Covid-19 cases in the country, the Public Prosecution said that the “incident has affected members of the Emirati community, citizens and residents, leaving them in a state of confusion and fear around the outbreak of the disease, all based on inaccurate information”.
“The incident that was broadcast on Abu Dhabi Sports Channel is false and fabricated, the family does not exist and the story is completely fictitious made up,” the prosecution said, referring to the broadcast.
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