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

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

These fines were levied on establishments in Wadi Al Safa 7, Al Hebiah Second, and Al Rashidiya

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As many as 12 commercial establishments, including retail outlets in various shopping centres, sewing and embroidery shops, and fitness centres were slapped with fines for non-compliance to Covid-19 precautionary measures.

These fines were levied on establishments in Wadi Al Safa 7, Al Hebiah Second, and Al Rashidiya.

Lack of employee commitment to wearing masks and not taking the necessary measures to ensure physical distancing were the main violations found during the inspections carried out Dubai Economy’s Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection (CCCP) sector.

The inspection in the fitness centres were held in collaboration with the Dubai Sports Council.

The CCCP also issued warnings to five other establishments for not placing the physical distancing stickers as required.

Overall, inspections on September 15 found that 767 shops and commercial establishments fully complied with the precautionary measures.

On September 10, a restaurant in Dubai was closed down after it was found to have violated the Covid-19 guidelines in the emirate.

Read: Dubai closes restaurant, fines gym for not adhering to Covid guidelines

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

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

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