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Field inspections conducted by the Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection (CCCP), Sector in Dubai Economy across various open markets and shopping centres on Tuesday saw five establishments being fined and three, warned for violating precautionary guidelines relating to COVID-19.
The fines were imposed for employees’ lack of commitment to wearing masks. The violating establishments were from Nadd Al Hammar, Port Seed and Naif, and were engaged in varied activities, including retail, air-conditioning installation, wholesale trading, textiles and fabrics.
The warnings were issued for not placing the physical distancing stickers as required. Overall, inspections yesterday found that 680 shops and 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 is critical to the gradual return to safe and normal commercial activity that Dubai has achieved, leading to the opening of all sectors and the economic reset in the emirate, Dubai Economy reminded, adding that stern action will be taken against any non-compliance found during its inspections, or that may be reported by consumers and the public.
Dubai Economy also called on 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 five commercial establishments - four for employees’ lack of commitment to wearing masks and one for violating physical distancing guidelines.
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.
Al Zaabi said,” The fine will be doubled for those found to be repeating the violation. Third time offenders will be subject to a legal action and could face imprisonment for a period of up to six months or a fine of no less than 100,000.”
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