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The field inspection teams from the Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection (CCCP) Sector in Dubai Economy conducted 728 visits to open markets and shopping centres across the emirate on Friday to ensure compliance with the precautionary measures currently in force to limit the spread of COVID-19.
During Friday's tours, Dubai Economy imposed fines on seven commercial establishments, six of them for employees’ lack of commitment to wearing masks, and one, for not adhering to physical distancing measures.
The violations were spotted in establishments distributed in a number of shopping centres, as well as Al Murar, Al-Daghaya, Riggat Al Buteen, and their activities included retailing, sewing and embroidery, and perfumes trade.
The field inspection teams also warned one commercial establishment for not placing the physical distancing stickers as required. Overall, inspections yesterday found that 720 commercial establishments fully complied with the precautionary measures.
Dubai Economy called on everyone to cooperate and contribute to keeping the emirate’s economy moving forward in spite of the pandemic threat.
Compliance with the precautionary guidelines have contributed to the gradual return to normal and safe commercial activity, eventually leading to the opening of all sectors and the economic reset in Dubai.
Stern action will be taken against any non-compliance found during the inspections or that may be reported by consumers and the public, Dubai Economy reminded.
Dubai Economy also urged everyone to report any non-compliance to the precautionary guidelines through the Dubai Consumer app available on the Apple, Google, and Huawei stores, by calling 600545555, or by visiting the Consumerrights.ae website.
Dubai Economy imposed fines on two commercial establishments for employees’ lack of commitment to wearing masks. The violations were spotted in a local tour organisation and sewing and embroidery shop in Naif.
The Dubai Police have installed a sterilisation gate in Naif area to secure a safe exit and entry for the residents living there, according to Brig. Gen. Tariq Mohammad Noor Tahlak, Director of the Naif Police Station.
Students in the UAE enrolled in mainstream schools are studying at home since the authorities have barred them from attending their classes in line with safety measures against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) since last month. This happened with over a dozen academic institutes exclusively catering for the students of determination (special needs) in Dubai.
Israel’s Foreign Ministry said the embassy would be in a temporary office while a permanent location is prepared.
The Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, Lt Gen Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, said that private parties and meetings are responsible for the rise in COVID-19 cases.
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