Ajman authorities have shut down at least 30 food establishments in the past three months for violating public health and safety rules and non-compliance with COVID-19 precautionary measures.
According to Khalid Al Hosani, Director of Health and Environment Department at the Municipality and Planning Department Ajman (MPDA), civic authorities carried out rigorous inspections between January and March across the city. During the inspection drive, the authorities clamped down on establishments found in violation of COVID-19 precautions.
A total of 3,799 food outlets were inspected during the drive, out of which 139 establishments faced fines for non-adherance to public health and safety protocols.
Al Hosani also underlined that the department has intensified its inspection campaigns during the Holy Month of Ramadan with the aim of curbing the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. In addition, the strength of inspections teams has been increased by the authorities to ensure high-level compliance with the precautions. The inspection teams have been undergoing training sessions such that public safety drives are carried out with 100 percent efficient.
Al Hosani added that the civic authorities are working in cooperation with their counterparts in Ajman Port to ensure that inbound shipments are complying with COVID-19 measures and there is no threat to public health and safety.