Dubai closes four businesses for violating COVID-19 rules

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Dubai authorities closed down four businesses on Sunday after they were found in violation of COVID-19 safety measures. The four businesses included a gym, a shisha cafe, a massage parlour, and a barbershop.

Earlier this week, Dubai municipality visited 2,214 businesses across the city and issued warnings to 23 of them for flouting precautionary measures. The municipality also fined two businesses for violating the safety protocols.

The authorities shut down the operations of the gym due to overcrowding, while the other establishments were closed for failure in carefully sanitising their premises or ensuring that employees wore face masks.

In the first six months of this year, Dubai authorities closed down a total of 43 commercial establishments for violating precautionary measures put in place to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. At the same time, about 1,678 businesses were fined and 282 outlets received warnings from the Municipality to ensure adherence to safety rules.

Meanwhile, Dubai Municipality noted that it recorded 97.7 percent complete compliance with COVID-19 safety measures among commercial establishments in the first half of 2021.

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