Covid: Dubai issues over 1,000 fines, warns 2,254 in January
Published on January 29, 2021 at 15.29
Here are the results of daily inspection reports by various authorities across the emirate this month.
With the UAE recording a spike in daily Covid infections across the country this month, authorities have been cracking down on violators of precautionary measures put in place to limit the spread of the virus.
The Dubai Media Office on Thursday put out a series of updates summarising the results of daily inspection reports by various government bodies across the emirate.
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The authority issued 443 fines this month to mall-goers found to be in violation of Covid-19 protocols this month. The offending members of public were penalised for not wearing a mask, in accordance with mandatory precautionary measures set in place to limit the spread of the virus.
Additionally, Dubai Police also issued 1,569 warnings and found 17 gatherings in violation of health and safety guidelines.
The violations were recorded while assessing five malls across the emirate in January this year.
The authority ordered the closure of 84 establishments during the month of January. The outlets were made to shut shop for not adhering to Covid-19 safety measures.
The municipality also fined 157 outlets and warned 661 other establishments for violations during the same time period.
The Department of Economic Development in January announced the closure of nine establishments, for their failure to implement Covid-19 health and safety measures properly.
As many as 166 fines were also issued, while 24 other outlets were given warnings during the the authority's daily inspections this month.
Meanwhile, Dubai Tourism also recorded a total of 23 notices of closure issued to establishments violating mandatory safety measures.
The authority noted that 238 establishments were also fined during the same time frame, for failure to adhere to Covid-19 protocols.