Three Dubai pharmacies fined for hiking prices amid virus outbreak

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Dubai Economy has fined three pharmacies in Jumeirah, Al Khawaneej and Mirdif for tampering with the prices of face masks and sanitisers.

Two of the pharmacies were found to have exaggerated the price of face masks while the third had sold sanitisers at a higher price.

The Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection caught the violators following complaints from consumers.

Businesses have been urged not to take advantage of vulnerable consumers, with the authorities highlighting that repeat offenses would attract double the fine and may lead to closure.

Consumers are urged to report any price manipulation through the call centre number 600 54 5555, the ‘Dubai Consumer’ app, or on the Consumer Rights website.

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