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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Field inspectors from the Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection (CCCP) Sector in Dubai Economy continued their visits and tour to a number of open markets and shopping centres across the emirate on Friday to make sure that commercial establishments commit to the precautionary measures against COVID-19.
During Friday’s tours, Dubai Economy imposed fines on 25 commercial establishments – 23 of them for employees’ lack of commitment to wearing masks, and 2 for breaching physical distancing guidelines.
The violations were spotted in establishments located in a shopping centre and in Dubai Marina, Al Satwa, and Al Bada'a. A billiards hall, bowling club, smokers’ centre, and money exchange were among the violating outlets, besides establishments trading in retail, mobile phone trade, readymade garments, photography, shoes, sewing and embroidery requisites, and building materials.
Overall, inspections found that 317 commercial establishments fully complied with the precautionary measures.
Dubai Economy reminded that stern action would be taken against any non-compliance with the precautionary measures found during its inspections or that may be reported by consumers and the public, since protecting public health is a top priority.
Seeking the co-operation of all segments of the society in maintaining normal and safe business activity in the emirate, Dubai Economy said it was in regular contact with the public and private sectors to monitor the latest developments and enhance awareness of the guidelines and protocols applicable in light of the pandemic, to ensure total compliance and eliminate any practice that might endanger the community.
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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.
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