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UAE: 18 shops shut in Dubai for violating Covid rules

Web report/Dubai
Filed on January 18, 2021 | Last updated on January 18, 2021 at 11.29 am
A Covid safety inspection in progress in Naif area in Dubai. KT Photo (for illustrative purpose only): Rahul Gajjar

45 outlets were given warnings to comply with safety measures.

Authorities in Dubai are continuing to ramp up Covid safety inspections, as the UAE continued to record its highest numbers of new Covid cases yet this week.

As many as 18 establishments were ordered shut by Dubai Municipality for non-compliance with mandated precautionary measures.

In its daily report, the authority on Monday said that 10 laundries (seven at Nayef and three at Al Barsha 1), five food establishments (three in Al Daghaya and two at Port Saeed), and three salons (in Hor Al Anz East) were closed for violations.

Also read: Tourists flock to Dubai for the safety it offers

The report further noted that 2,352 outlets in Dubai were inspected. Of these, 45 were given warnings to comply with safety measures, while 2,271 outlets were found to be fully compliant.

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