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Field inspectors from the Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection (CCCP), Sector in Dubai Economy continued their visits to various open markets and shopping centres across the emirate on Wednesday to ensure that commercial establishments commit to the precautionary measures in force to limit the spread of COVID-19.
During the inspections Dubai Economy imposed fines on 17 commercial establishments for employees’ lack of commitment to wearing masks.
The violations were spotted in various establishments dealing in retail, general trade, customer service, textile and fabric, perfumes, pharmacy, grocery, shipping, and computer equipment, across shopping centres and in Al Muraqqabat, Al Daghaya, and Al Ras.
The inspectors also warned 15 other commercial establishments for not placing the physical distancing stickers as required.
The warnings aim to ensure the establishments’ commitment to the precautionary guidelines, and its role in ensuring the continuity of the businesses as well as the health and safety of their employees and customers alike.
Overall, inspections yesterday found that 663 shops and commercial establishments fully complied with the precautionary measures.
Stressing that public health is a top priority, Dubai Economy reminded that stern action will be taken against any non-compliance with the precautionary measures found during its inspections or that may be reported by consumers and the public.
Dubai Economy called on everyone to cooperate and contribute to keeping the emirate’s economy moving forward in spite of the pandemic threat, which in turn has contributed to commercial activities resuming gradually, leading to the opening of all sectors and the economic reset in the emirate.
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.
A female interior designer was given a Dhs10,000 fine by Dubai Police for organising a house party without any concern to COVID-19 precautionary measures and public safety.
Six of them were fined for employees’ lack of commitment to wearing masks, and one, for not adhering to physical distancing measures.
6 of them were in the retail sector, two trading in readymade garments, four in textiles and fabrics, and one in each from the perfumes, mobile phones, electronics, and computers trade. Two gyms were also fined.
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