Nine violations of COVID-19 guidelines detected in Dubai

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Field inspections by Dubai Economy across open markets and commercial outlets revealed 9 violations of the precautionary guidelines against COVID-19 on Thursday.

Various gyms were also inspected in co-operation with the Dubai Sports Council.

The violations detected were mostly related to face masks or physical distancing, and were found in the open markets in Naif and Al Rigga, besides various shopping malls.

Overall, inspections showed that 732 commercial establishments fully complied with the guidelines while the violating establishments  included a sports supplies, document processing services, building material trading, workshop tools trading, mobile phones trading, general trading, in addition to the gyms.

Dubai Economy said it will continue its inspections along with its various partners, reminding that any violation or malpractice that may be found during the inspections or reported by the public will not be tolerated. 

Dubai Economy directed traders to strictly adhere to the precautionary measures and called on the public to report any violation or harmful practices they come across through the Dubai Consumer App available on Apple, Google and Huawei stores, by calling 600545555, or via the Consumerrights.ae website.

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