30,000 COVID-19 safety violations reported this year

Over 30,000 COVID-19 safety violations have been reported in the UAE since the beginning of this year.

Major violations included failure to wear masks, not adhering to precautionary and preventive measures in commercial establishments and crowded gatherings.

This was stated by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority during the weekly media briefing.

The authority said that the UAE  has demonstrated its readiness through proactive steps aimed at containing, minimizing the repercussions and preserving the gains throughout the pandemic.

“Since the onset of the pandemic, there is a constant concern for transparency and openness towards the society on the basis that it is a partner in taking responsibility, and has a key role in recovery,” the official spokesperson said.

The UAE continues its wide testing in aim of tracking and reducing the spread of the virus, with a total number of tests exceeding 27 million.

Talking about the impact of the pandemic on the economy, the official said that the economy of the UAE has proven its ability to overcome crises over the past decades.

“UAE ranked first in the Arab world and second world-wide in the government's response to the closure due to the global spread of the pandemic and its impact on the entrepreneurial sector, according to the recently released Global Entrepreneurship Index 2020.”

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