Combatting COVID-19: Dubai shuts down swimming pool; fines fitness centres


A swimming pool at a sports centre in Dubai has been shut down for not complying with COVID-19 safety protocols.

Authorities have also fined two fitness centres for a similar offence.

They were pulled up for not ensuring safe distance inside the facilities and also because an employee was not wearing a face mask.

The violations were found during field visits carried out by teams from Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Economy.

Inspections will be intensified in the coming days to ensure all sports and fitness centres are following the rules.

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