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Somaiya Saad, Staff Reporter
The Dubai Municipality closed four establishments and fined other four on Saturday, while 25 received warning notices for their failure to comply with the precautionary and preventive measures against COVID-19. This was during field visits carried out by the municipal inspectors who visited 194 establishments of which 161 were found meeting the public safety requirements and fully adhering to the preventive measures.
Generally, the rate of commitment to the precautionary measures of the visited establishments reached 98 per cent, the Municipality said.
Dubai Economy said that during the month of February, 10 businesses were closed, 93 were warned and 246 were fined for not following precautionary measures set to limit COVID-19.
Dubai Economy emphasizes on the importance of following the measures and report any violation.
Dubai has been clamping down on activities barred due to coronavirus.
In February, the authorities have issued fines up to Dhs50, 000 to multiple entities for breaking COVID-19 rules.
Dubai Police fined two yacht operators, desert camp organisers and a private party organiser for COVID-19 violations.
The health experts have issued rules and regulation for holding social gatherings in the UAE.
The officials said people should not hold social gathering of more than 4 people without facemasks.
Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, Lt Gen Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, in January urged everyone to follow the precautionary measures and social distancing guidelines to curb the spread of the virus.
The authorities have urged everyone to report any violation of COVID-19 guidelines with the police or the Dubai Consumer Application.
The Dubai Municipality closed a salon and three food establishments for their failure to comply with the precautionary and preventive measures against COVID-19.
The Dubai Municipality said that the total commitment rate reached 98 per cent in the emirate, the number of inspection visits reached 2,393, 2 establishments were closed, and 35 warnings were made.
A 32-year-old Asian investor was booked and prosecuted along with another employee, for forging a COVID-19 test result in order to travel outside the UAE. The incident dates back to last December, when an employee of a travel agency received the defendant’s COVID-19 test results and discovered that it was outdated.
Sources familiar with the details of the accident said that it occurred on Monday afternoon, as a result of a malfunction in the bus's brakes, which led it to collide with a bridge, according to local media.
Mariam Al Kaabi, UAE Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt and Permanent Representative of the UAE to the Arab League, represented the UAE during the signing ceremony.
They prayed to Allah Almighty to perpetuate the blessings of security and stability, and to revisit the fasting month with more goodness, progress, and prosperity for the UAE and its people.
Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter, “Today, I was briefed, accompanied by my brother, the President of the State, may God preserve him, on the ongoing preparations in the country to host the COP28 Conference of the Parties, in which 70,000 people from 198 countries are expected to participate. Our national team is ready. Protect the planet.”