325 AD businesses closed due to workers’ infection

Eudore R. Chand

29 businesses closed for non-compliance

ABU DHABI 17 February 2021: The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (AD DED) has closed 354 business facilities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi’s three regions, within Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra.

They were closed as part of enforcement of preventive and precautionary measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 pandemic. AD DED has ongoing inspection campaigns to ensure compliance with the precautionary procedures.

The department said 29 business facilities were closed. The department closed another 325 facilities in the cities of the emirate (Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Al Dhafra) due to the occurrence of Covid-19 infection among workers, said Wam.

AD DED has instructed business owners about the need to adhere to the highest levels of societal responsibility, health awareness and the compliance with the decisions issued by official authorities and committees to combat the pandemic.

The department also emphasized the importance of the role of society members and facilities owners to promote the efforts of competent authorities to limit the spread of the pandemic and reduce infected cases numbers, as well as contribute to the return of economic activities to normalcy and full capacity.

UAQ introduces tighter countermeasures

Tighter restrictions and additional precautionary measures have been announced by Umm Al Qaiwain’s Local Emergency Crisis & Disasters Management Team as part of the measures to curb the spread of Covid-19.

The new rules, which came into effect today and will remain in place until further notice, include reducing the capacity of shopping malls, public beaches, parks and cinemas, and suspending all concerts.

Shopping centres will operate at 60 per cent capacity, while the capacity of public beaches and parks has been capped at 70 percent. The capacity of cinemas, fitness centres as well as private beaches and swimming pools in hotels has been reduced to 50 percent. The number of people at weddings and family gatherings has been limited to 10; and 20 for funerals.

A maximum of four people per table is enforced at restaurants and eateries, with the tables spaced two metres apart Inspections will be intensified to ensure compliance.


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