Authorities in Dubai have ordered the closure of 122 shops during Ramadan for flouting safety directives issued to combat the spread of COVID-19.
They also imposed fines on 64 shops and issued warnings to 1,222 others.
These shops were found to ignore social distancing guidelines, operate above the 30 per cent of total capacity and offer sales and discounts despite being warned not to.
The Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection (CCCP) sector in Dubai Economy carried out 23,735 inspections since businesses were allowed to reopen, and found 22,328 shops to be fully compliant to the new health and safety guidelines.
.@Dubai_DED conducts 23,735 inspections since the reopening of markets beginning Ramadan, during which 22,328 shops were found fully compliant to the precautionary guidelines.https://t.co/dMHWTUDwIE pic.twitter.com/jOgTAPOM44— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) May 24, 2020