Abu Dhabi Police have issued over 1,500 fines over a two-month period for failing to adhere to precautionary measures aimed at preventing further spread of the coronavirus, the Abu Dhabi Media Office tweeted on Thursday.
"As part of efforts to protect the community’s health and safety, and to support efforts to combat COVID-19, @ADPoliceHQ has issued 1,672 fines during a two-month period," the office said in a tweet.
Fines were issued for violations including not wearing a mask, failing to practice social distancing, and hosting gatherings with more people than the legal limit.
Authorities issued fines at malls and beaches, said Abdu Dhabi Police, who emphasized the importance of adhering to precautionary measures.
The UAE is currently experiencing a second spike in coronavirus, following lower numbers over the Summer.