Ras Al Khaimah

Covid-19: RAK shuts bakeries, eateries for flouting rules

Ahmed Shaaban /Ras Al Khaimah
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com Filed on October 21, 2020
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The municipal inspectors visited 82 traditional kitchens, 568 restaurants and 184 bakeries.

The Ras Al Khaimah Municipality has shut down a number of bakeries and eateries during the last three months for violating Covid-19 related restrictions, an official has said.

Shaima Al Tunaiji, director, Public Health Department, said as many as 833 inspection campaigns were conducted over the months of July, August and September.

"The inspections are meant to ensure public health, curb violations and enforce anti-Covid-19 preventive measures," she said, adding that the municipal inspectors visited 82 traditional kitchens, 568 restaurants and 184 bakeries.

"Some of these institutions failed to observe public and personal hygiene and storage protocol, while others did not have mandatory health cards, certificates and licences."

Al Tunaiji added that some of the violating firms were ordered to shut down while some others were issued fines and warning letters."

All the entities were urged to strictly comply with the rules and regulations, particularly Covid-19 precautionary measures, the official underlined.

The Ras Al Khaimah Municipality earlier ordered closure of 20 food entities for failing to observe set rules over the months of March to July.

 Al Tunaiji said they have enforced all the food entities in the emirate to observe nine different conditions to ensure public health, which include highest standards of cleaning and disinfection, ensuring availability of enough hand sanitisers in separate locations and others.

Al Tunaiji said all the employees were advised on the importance of commitment to personal hygiene. "Masks, gloves and head shields must be provided to the employees."



Ahmed Shaaban

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