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Dubai continues crackdown on firms flouting Covid-19 rules – News

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Dubai Economy said it ordered the closure of a restaurant on Bluewaters Island after inspectors spotted diners too close to each other.

A zero tolerance approach to violations of Covid-19 safety measures is in place across Dubai, with inspectors from multiple government entities out on the field to ensure compliance. At least five establishments that failed to ensure social distancing between patrons were ordered shut, while several others were fined or warned.

Dubai Economy said it ordered the closure of a restaurant on Bluewaters Island after inspectors spotted diners too close to each other.

This is the second eatery to be shut, after one in Satwa was closed on Friday.

Inspectors also fined an establishment at a mall after spotting employees without masks. Four other outlets were warned for not having physical distancing stickers on the floor.

Dubai’s tourism regulator ordered the closure of four establishments. It also suspended the permits of 14 establishments and issued ‘final warnings’ to 19 others. This came as the entity spotted violations during inspections of hotels and tourist attractions.

The Dubai Sports Council ordered the closure of a swimming pool of a sports centre after it was found that it did not meet the safety parameters. The inspection teams also fined a sports centre Dh5,000 for not enforcing distancing between patrons. Another centre was fined Dh3,000 after an employee was spotted without a mask.

Government entities reminded establishments to abide by the rules to keep the city’s guests and residents safe from Covid-19.

Dubai Tourism urged everyone to “fully cooperate and adhere to” precautionary measures to safeguard their wellbeing and that of others. This will “help the city maintain the highest public health and safety standards and pave the way for a full recovery”.

Dubai Economy said it has “intensified” disciplinary measures against violators of the safety guidelines. It urged residents to report violations on the Dubai Consumer app or 600545555.

sahim@khaleejtimes.com 

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