The Sharjah Police stated that non-compliance with wearing masks, and gatherings top the list of reports received through the reporting platforms that have been made available to the public, stressing the need to adhere to precautionary measures, and to report violations and abuses through its channels designated for individuals so that deterrent legal measures are taken against violators.
The Dubai Municipality closed a salon in Palm Jumeirah, two laundries in Al Raffa, and a food establishment in Saeed Port for non-compliance with physical distancing and wearing masks in addition to violating health and personal hygiene instructions.
About 47% of the total violations recorded were for not wearing masks, followed by shops and commercial establishments failing to adhere to the precautionary and preventative measure at 20.5%.
The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority issued a decision to close the Amina Restaurant on the back of violating Law No. 2 for 2008 and the legislation issued pursuant to it.
Overall, the inspections found 773 commercial establishments fully complied with the guidelines. The violating outlets were involved in garments trading, money exchange, document processing, mobile phones trading and general trading.
With the onset of the pandemic, there is a constant concern for transparency and openness towards the society on the basis that it is a partner in taking responsibility, and has a key role in recovery.
The shutdown decision was taken during the inspection tours and campaigns continuously carried out by the Commercial Control and Protection Department in co-operation with all competent authorities in the emirate to ensure the safety of all economic practices in the emirate’s economic establishments.
"There is need to maintain surveillance, containment and caution so as to fully overcome the pandemic. States and Union Territories have also been advised to speed up the vaccination of the target population so as to break the chain of transmission and overcome the pandemic..."
Countries like Pakistan have only one option – adopt a balanced policy – while fighting against the deadliest COVID-19 pandemic, it will be a disaster for the people of Pakistan if the government chooses a complete lockdown for the country