Nineteen shops in Dubai have been closed, two fined and 165 others issued warnings for violating safety guidelines to combat the spread of COVID-19.
During the inspection, teams from Dubai Economy found that 505 shops were fully compliant with the rules and regulations.
The shops were shut down in Dubai Marina, Satwa, Karama, Abu Hail, Ras Al Khor and Naif among others.
Laundry services, printing shops, travel and tourism centres and electionic workshops were among those that were pulled up.
Officials added that most shops did not have social distancing stickers and staff were not wearing masks and gloves. Some were even running promotions, despite strict guidelines not to.
Residents are reminded that they can report violations through the Dubai Consumer App, their toll-free number (600545555), or on their
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