Time for strict fines to de­ter the dirty spit­ters

7 Days in Dubai - - EVENTS -

I feel it’s time Dubai in­tro­duces strict laws like Sin­ga­pore with re­gards to lit­ter­ing and spit­ting in public. Ev­ery day, I come across peo­ple who will clear their throats and nos­trils in public on walk­ways, out of mov­ing ve­hi­cles, fill­ing the streets with red stains from the ‘juice’ of the Betel­nut and drop­ping their trash on the ground. Spit­ting is not only just a so­cial is­sue, but poses harm­ful to the en­vi­ron­ment. Stud­ies show that coro­n­avirus that is present in phlegm and saliva can sur­vive up to 6 hours in the air and more than 24 hours if the en­vi­ron­ment is op­ti­mal for the virus. I sin­cerely hope au­thor­i­ties strictly en­force fines that will de­ter these peo­ple. HG, UAE

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