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Covid-19: Dubai shuts 4 shisha cafes, other outlets for violations

Web report/Dubai
Filed on February 4, 2021
Photo: Dubai Media Office/Twitter

Residents have been asked to report any non-compliance with Covid safety measures to the authorities.

As the UAE continues to witness a surge in daily Covid infections, Dubai continues to ramp up its campaign against violators of mandatory precautionary measures.


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On Thursday, Dubai Municipality announced it had ordered the closure of seven outlets for non-compliance. The closures included four shisha cafes in Karama, two laundries (in Dubai Investments Park and Al Souq Al Kabeer), and one salon in Muhaisnah 1.

Authorities noted that the shisha places had been ordered shut for overcrowding and not enforcing social distancing regulations. The laundries were closed for violating health practice measures and personal hygiene of employees. Finally, the salon was asked to down shutters for violating sterilisation procedures.

A total of 2,294 inspections were carried out, with outlets achieving an overall commitment rate of 98 per cent. The authority added that 27 other businesses were issued warnings for non-compliance, while three others were fined.

Dubai Tourism on Thursday also noted that it had ordered four venues to close for failure to adhere to precautionary measures put in place to curb the spread of Covid-19.

The authority found 27 other venues to be non-compliant during its daily monitoring of tourism establishments.

Dubai Economy also reported the closure of one establishment for Covid-19 violations. Three other outlets were also fined during its daily inspections, the authority added.

Residents have been asked to report any non-compliance with Covid safety measures that they spot across the country to authorities.

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