Covid-19: Dubai shuts 4 shisha cafes, other outlets for violations
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.
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.
.@DMunicipality strengthened its inspection campaigns to ensure commitment to precautionary measures. The total commitment rate reached 98%, with 2,294 inspection visits. 7 establishment were closed, while 27 received alerts. pic.twitter.com/M8iHE1Mcnr— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) February 4, 2021
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.
.@dubaitourism closed down 4 venues for not adhering to precautionary measures aiming to limit the spread of Covid-19, and found 27 other venues non-compliant during its daily monitoring of tourism establishments. pic.twitter.com/tBEm9iNeM6— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) February 4, 2021
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.
.@Dubai_DED closes 1 establishment and fines 3 others for not adhering to the precautionary measures set to limit Covid-19. Dubai Economy stresses on the importance of following the precautionary measures and reporting any violations through the Dubai Consumer app. pic.twitter.com/WgI2AGgPmv— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) February 4, 2021
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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