COVID-19: Dubai Economy fines 25 outlets for breaking rules

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In the latest crackdown on COVID-19 protocol violations, 25 commercial establishments have been fined by Dubai Economy.

They include a pool hall, bowling club, a smokers’ centre, and money exchange.

Mobile phone, clothing, photography, shoe, sewing and building material retailers were also targeted.

The inspections on Friday focused on a shopping centre as well as outlets in Dubai Marina, Al Satwa, and Al Bada'a.

Field inspectors from the Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection sector issued the penalties to 23 establishments for failure to enforce the wearing of face masks by staff.

Two others were fined for breaching physical distance guidelines.

A total of 317 commercial establishments were found to have complied fully with the precautionary measures.

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