The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) has spread all allegations and rumors that have spread through social networks as a precautionary measure to combat COVID-19 by spraying pesticides into the UAE sky.
In a statement, NCEMA urged the public to receive information and news from official sources and relevant authorities, and to avoid sharing misinformation and rumors. It added that people or entities who instigate or spread the spread of misinformation will be prosecuted and legal action will be taken against them.
Earlier this week, the UAE Attorney General warned people against spreading false information and rumors about the spread of the Covid-19 corona virus on social media.
At a press conference in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, Dr. Hamad Al Shamsi ceased to share videos showing families with food and other food products in stock, stressing that this caused unnecessary fear and panic among the residents.
Dr. Al Shamsi said the UAE had taken the necessary precautions to curb the spread of Covid-19, and people who intentionally or through ignorance spread rumors of the virus on social media by passing on false information will be brought to justice, including Jail.