12 businesses fined, 5 warned for violating COVID-19 rules in Dubai

Twelve businesses received penalties and five others were warned by officials after inspections were carried out across the city by retail regulator Dubai Economy on Tuesday. — Courtesy photo
Twelve businesses received penalties and five others were warned by officials after inspections were carried out across the city by retail regulator Dubai Economy on Tuesday. — Courtesy photo

Saudi Gazette report

DUBAI —
Authorities in Dubai have fined and issued warnings to more than a dozen businesses for violating coronavirus safety measures.

Twelve businesses received penalties and five others were warned by officials after inspections were carried out across the city by retail regulator Dubai Economy on Tuesday.

Commercial establishments that were penalized included retail outlets in various shopping centers, sewing and embroidery shops, and fitness centers. Lack of employee commitment to wearing masks and not taking the necessary measures to ensure physical distancing was the main violations found during the inspections. The inspection in the fitness centers was held in collaboration with the Dubai Sports Council.

The officials also issued warnings to five other establishments for not placing the physical distancing stickers as required. In total, 767 shops and commercial establishments were found to be fully compliant with the coronavirus measures outlined by the authorities.

Dubai Economy called on everyone to cooperate and contribute to preserving the emirate’s achievements made despite the major challenges posed by the pandemic globally. Dubai has seen a gradual return to normal and safe economic activities thanks to the directives of the leadership. Dubai Economy reminded that strict action will be taken against any violation or abuse of the precautionary measures detected by the authorities or reported by consumers and the public.

Dubai Economy also called on everyone to report any non-compliance to the precautionary guidelines.