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Dubai fines 8 businesses, warns 13 for violating Covid-19 protocols

Dubai fines 8 businesses, warns 13 for violating Covid-19 protocols

The inspections teams also found that 656 commercial establishments fully complied with the precautionary measures

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Government officials in Dubai fined eight commercial establishments during inspections carried out by field inspectors of the Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection (CCCP) Sector in Dubai Economy on Saturday, October 3.

Seven establishments were fined as their employees were found not to be wearing masks, while a breach of physical distancing directives was observed at the eight location.

The field inspectors visited several open markets and shopping centres across the emirate.

The violations were spotted in shopping centres, markets and a consumer complex in the Umm Ramool, Al Muraqqabat, and Ayal Nasir.

The businesses which were penalized were involved in retail, general trade, and the electronics trade.

CCCP also fined a fitness centre in cooperation with the Dubai Sports Council.

The field inspection teams warned 13 other commercial establishments for not placing the physical distancing stickers as required.

However, the inspection teams found that 656 shops and commercial establishments fully complied with the precautionary measures.

Dubai Economy also called on the public to report any non-compliance that they observe directly via the Dubai Consumer app, or by calling 600545555, or by visiting the Consumerrights.ae website.

The UAE reported 1,041 new Covid-19 infections on Sunday, October 4, taking the total number of confirmed cases registered since the start of the outbreak within the country to 98,801.

Read: GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 1,041 new infections, 1,001 recoveries

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