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DHCA Alert: COVID-19 - Violations of COVID-19 preventive measures to be enforced in DHCC

06 April, 2020. In line with the recent Cabinet Resolution (No. 17 for the year 2020) to limit the spread of the coronavirus by implementing violations and penalties of COVID-19 preventive measures, Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA), the governing body of Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), will be enforcing these measures forthwith.

As per the UAE Public Prosecution Attorney General Decision (No. 38 of 2020) violation reports will be issued if violators refuse to respond to warnings and directives by law enforcement officers of competent Federal and Local bodies.

In cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the Ministry of Interior, and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) and other relevant Government entities, DHCA instructs all partners and employees of clinical and non-clinical establishments to strictly follow all instructions that have been communicated to date. (Refer to previous announcements at this link.)

With immediate effect, and until further notice as per applicable legislations, note the below:

All entities or persons (including but not limited to owners, contractors and operators) residing, visiting, working or operating within the DHCC free zone are hereby required to comply with the aforesaid directives.

Owners of investor buildings are hereby instructed to carry out disinfection procedures in their respective premises.

Departments from DHCA, as well as Dubai Healthcare City Authority – Regulatory, including the Health, Safety & Environment, and the Inspection and Enforcement Units shall monitor compliance and enforce disciplinary action/s as deemed necessary.

Note: In the case of repeated offences by any partners, DHCA also reserves the right to take any necessary legal action(s) to remedy violations, including but not limited to mandatory closure for a stipulated period of time and/or referral to the Emergency and Crisis Prosecution at the Federal Public Prosecution.

Partners are advised to refer to information here by NCEMA related to 'Communicable Disease Law' stating penalties stipulated in the law, ranging from AED 1,000 to AED 50,000, which aim to protect public health and aid the country's efforts in the execution of its strategy to combat communicable diseases.

We look forward to your understanding and cooperation to help limit the spread of COVID-19.


Kind regards,

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