Combating the coronavirus pandemic has not been an easy task for countries around the world. Ever since its outbreak, governments have urged citizens to help them in curbing the spread of Covid-19, stating that the only way to eliminate the deadly disease is through mutual cooperation from both parties. People have time and again been instructed to adhere to all Covid-19 precautionary guidelines, including practicing social distancing and wearing masks. In a latest development, however, two Dubai residents have landed in hot waters for something that is considered a major offence in the hour of need, reported Khaleej Times.
An investor and an airline employee are facing trial at a Dubai court for reportedly faking a negative Covid-19 PCR test result in order to travel outside the UAE. According to the complainant’s testimony in the investigation reports, the 32-year-old Asian investor was asked by another airline employee to provide a new report or text message confirming a negative PCR result after he had first presented an expired one.
While the investor came back with a new result within 30 minutes, the report was discovered to be fake. During the cross-examination, he admitted that the second accused, a 38-year-old compatriot, had handed him a printout of the same result after changing the date of issue to allow him to leave the country. Both the accused have been arrested and are in court-ordered detention until trial. Earlier, the Dubai police shut down several restaurants for neglecting Covid-19 precautions. Not only this, but several parties and private gatherings have also been forced to shut down over the past few months in light of the same.