Coronavirus: UAE authorities crack whip on firms flouting Covid rules
Published on September 13, 2020 at 00.01
With the UAE recording a sharp spike in the number of daily Covid-19 cases, authorities have started cracking the whip on businesses that are not complying with safety measures. In the last one week, some outlets have been ordered shut, while others have been fined or warned.
Cafe shut, seven firms fined in Dubai
Dubai Economy shut down a café in Karama for flouting Covid-19 rules and ignoring physical distancing guidelines issued by the government. Seven commercial establishments were also fined as their employees failed to wear masks at work. The action was taken after a resident alerted the authorities about the violations. Read more
Wedding organisers, guests fined in Abu Dhabi
A groom, his father and the father of the bride were referred to the emergencies, crises and disasters prosecution after they were found organising and celebrating a wedding. Legal action was also taken against all the guests who attended the function. Read more
Wedding hall ordered shut in Ras Al Khaimah
The Ras Al Khaimah Department of Economic Department shut down a wedding hall and slapped it with a fine (unidentified) for failing to observe the anti-Covid-19 precautionary measures. A wedding ceremony was held without the mandatory prior approvals. They also failed to have guests adhere to social distancing and mask use protocols. Read more
Eatery ordered shut, gym fined in Dubai
The Dubai Economy shut down a crowded restaurant and fined a gym for breaking Covid rules. The restaurant in Satwa was closed after a free meal distribution led to a crowd. The gym was fined after a spot visit revealed disregard for social distancing protocols. Employees were also found without masks. Read more
12 outlets shut in Fujairah
The Dibba Al Fujairah Municipality shut down 12 facilities for failing to comply with the precautionary and preventive measures. The outlets violated the health requirements and some of their workers did not have health cards. The outlets were caught flouting the rules during inspections to ensure compliance with safety measures. ?
Dubai fined Dh50,000 over crowds during sale
Dubai Economy shut down a department store and issued a Dh50,000 fine against it on Wednesday for not adhering to Covid-19 precautionary measures. A large crowd had gathered inside the store due to a discount sale, according to the Dubai Media Office. Read more