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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.
1,691 more individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19 and that brings the total number of recoveries in the UAE to 387,278.
The Dubai Police busted a private home party for violating the COVID-19 precautionary measures set up by the authorities.
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.
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.
A group of students of determination took part in the ‘healthy cooking’ competition organized by the Rashid Center for People of Determination in the presence of artist Shatha Hassoun, Emirati Chef Somaya Obaid and Chef Abdul Rahman Al Shugairi.
The Dubai Public Prosecution referred a 39-year-old African sales representative to the Criminal Court on charges of bringing and possessing one and a half kilogrammes of cocaine for promotion.
The UAE Ministry of Education (MoE), represented by the Certificate Equivalency Department, has notified the Customer Happiness Centres nationwide to stop attesting certificates issued by four universities operating within the UAE, including: Al Hosn University, University of Modern Sciences, Maktoum Bin Hamdan Dental University College, and Al Jazeera University.
In his weekly tweet with the hashtag “#FlashesofLeadership,” the Dubai Ruler said, “If the needy comes to you, help him... And if the oppressed comes to you, support him... And if the owner of the idea comes to you, support him also… And if the world comes to you, listen to the world...”