COVID-19: Two arrested in UAE for tampering with test results

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Two employees of a COVID-19 testing centre in the UAE have been arrested for forging the screening results in return for money.

According to the Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Prosecution Department, the pair abused their official powers to prepare fake reports using negative results that were already in the database.

They did this in return for a fee, mainly from people looking to enter the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The State Attorney General has ordered their preventive detention pending further investigations.

As per the UAE law, the punishment for such crimes includes a jail term as well as fines ranging between AED 150,000 and AED 750,000.

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