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Dubai Economy fines 10 businesses, warns 11 for flouting Covid-19 guidelines

Dubai Economy fines 10 businesses, warns 11 for flouting Covid-19 guidelines

The violating establishments included four gyms and six retail outlets

As many as 10 commercial establishments were penalised for non-conformance to Covid-19 guidelines.

Of these, eight were fined for employees’ lack of commitment to wearing masks and two for breaching physical distancing guidelines.

The violating establishments included four gyms in Nadd Al Hamar, which were fined in cooperation with Dubai Sports Council, in addition to six retail outlets in various shopping centres.

Another 11 were also warned for not placing the physical distancing stickers, official news agency WAM reported.

These actions were a result of 664 field visits and tours conducted by teams from the Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection (CCCP) Sector in Dubai Economy, across open markets and various shopping centres within the emirate on September 28.

Overall, 643 shops and commercial establishments were found compliant with the precautionary measures.

Dubai Economy called on everyone to cooperate and contribute to keeping the emirate’s economy moving forward despite of the challenges caused by the pandemic.

Any non-compliance reported either by consumers and the public or unearthed during inspections will be treated with a stern hand, Dubai Economy confirmed.

Reports can be filed through the Dubai Consumer app or website or by calling 600545555.

Earlier this week, 18 commercial establishments were fined in the wake of 755 visits conducted across Dubai on September 27.

Read: Dubai Economy fines 18 entities, warns 12 others for non-compliance with Covid-19 protocols

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