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Dubai closes café; fines 9 businesses and warns 6 for violating Covid-19 measures

Dubai closes café; fines 9 businesses and warns 6 for violating Covid-19 measures

As many as 668 shops and commercial establishments were found to have complied with the precautionary measures

Dubai Economy, in co-operation with the Dubai Tourism, shut down a café in Al Seef on September 20, for non-compliance to Covid-19 precautionary measures.

Inspectors from the Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection (CCCP) sector in Dubai Economy also imposed fines on nine businesses for not adhering to physical distancing and employees’ lack of commitment to wearing masks.

Six establishments were warned for not placing the physical distancing stickers as required, official news agency WAM reported.

Overall, inspections on September 20 found that 668 shops and commercial establishments were fully complied with the precautionary guidelines.

However, those fined include a restaurant in Umm Hurair, retail outlets in various shopping centres, and a sewing and embroidery shop in Abu Hail.

A gym in Al Safa 1 was also penalised in cooperation with the Dubai Sports Council.

Inspections are expected to continue to ensure compliance with the precautionary guidelines.

As many as 12 commercial establishments, including retail outlets in various shopping centres, sewing and embroidery shops, and fitness centres were slapped with fines as a consequence of field visits carried out on September 15.

Read: Dubai fines 12 businesses, warns 5 for flouting Covid-19 safety measures

Furthermore, a Dubai café was forced to shut shop, while seven businesses were penalised and warnings issued to five others for non-compliance, after inspections were conducted on September 18.

Read more: Dubai closes café; fines 7 businesses, warns 5 for flouting Covid-19 guidelines

Dubai Economy called on everyone to contribute to preserving the emirate’s achievements in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

It also requested consumers to report any non-compliance via the Dubai Consumer app, by calling 600545555, or on the consumerrights.ae website.

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