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Amir Al Sunni, Staff Reporter
The Department of Public Services and Environment of the Municipality of Dibba Al Fujairah closed a supermarket which violated the conditions of hygiene and public health. This came during inspection tours carried out by the municipal inspectors.
Another facility that did not comply with the decisions issued by the municipality has also violated in relation to maintaining food safety and hygiene.
Engineer Hassan Al Yamahi, Director General of the municipality, emphasised the continuation of the implementation and intensification of awareness and inspection campaigns throughout the year, to spread awareness among workers and inform them of the need to implement guidelines and laws, in order to preserve the safety of community members, in addition to awareness campaigns in social media.
Separately, in line with its commitment to supporting the local and federal governmental efforts to combat COVID-19 pandemic, the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) has implemented several programmes and initiatives to regulate the private sector’s operations and ensure consumer protection.
This was announced during a media briefing by Rashid Abdul Karim Al Balooshi, Undersecretary of ADDED on ‘Studio 1’ programme, broadcast by the Abu Dhabi Radio Network.
Al Balooshi said that in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, ADDED has continued its measures to regulate the business sector in the emirate in line with the directives of Abu Dhabi’s wise leadership.
“ADDED is working to enhance Abu Dhabi’s leading position by implementing development projects, supporting businesses and enhancing the private sector’s contribution to the local economy,” he added.
He pointed out to the circulars that were recently issued by ADDED as part of its efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, which included the temporary suspension of relaxation, massage and oriental bath services; gyms, cinemas, entertainment halls, malls and valet parking services, as well as hookah(shisha) in restaurants and cafés, with immediate effect.
The Dibba Al Fujairah Municipality closed a supermarket for not complying with health requirements, and the lack of a health card of the worker. The Municipality also closed another supermarket which was warned because of lack of commitment to putting price tags on sterilisers, in the context of precautionary and preventive measures to face the emerging coronavirus (Covid 19).
The Food Control Department at ADAFSA stated that the administrative closure had come as a result of repeated high-risk violations and the facility's failure to abide by the food safety requirements.
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