Dubai fines 11 firms; Sharjah inspections at 35,000

DG Staff

DUBAI 14 October 2020: Field inspectors from the Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection (CCCP), Sector in Dubai Economy imposed fines on 11 businesses – nine for employees’ lack of commitment to wearing masks, and two, for non-adherence to physical distancing, said Dubai Economy in a statement on Tuesday.

The violations were spotted in outlets operating in retail, shipping, installation of air-conditioning systems, general trade, ready-made garments, and security devices and equipment trade, as well as a money exchange and consumer complex. Two gyms were also fined, in cooperation with the Dubai Sports Council.

The violating establishments were located in various shopping centres, and in Al Nahda, Al Khabaisi, Al Rigga, and Hor Al Anz East areas.

CCCP also warned two businesses for not placing the physical distancing stickers as required. Overall, CCCP found that 685 shops and commercial establishments fully complied with the precautionary measures.

Dubai Economy also called on everyone to report any non-compliance to the precautionary guidelines through the Dubai Consumer app available on the Apple, Google, and Huawei stores, by calling 600545555, or by visiting the website.

Sharjah conducts over 35,000 inspection

The Commercial Officers at Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD) has carried out 35,971 inspections on establishments since the beginning of coronavirus pandemic until September 2020, to ensure they are adhering to precautionary measures.

These campaigns were held periodically to ensure the safety of all establishments and practices across the Emirate of Sharjah. Likely, SEDD intensified its role during the current period with the aim of ensuring that establishments adhere to the instructions, circulars and policies governing the conduct of business within the precautionary and preventive measures.

The Industrial Areas branch recorded the highest rate in the number of visits reaching 16,061 ones. On the other hand, the inspection campaigns reached 12,351 in the Central Region branch, while it reached 4,145 in Khor Fakkan branch. As for the campaigns conducted in Kalba and Dibba Al Hisn branches, they reached 2,400 and 1,014 respectively.

Khalfan Al Herathi, Director of the Branches Department at SEDD, stated that the high rates of commitment of economic establishments to the precautionary measures reflects their awareness of the changes that have occurred in the mechanisms of running business in the Emirate.

Al Herathi affirmed that the Department would take all legal measures against all violators that sell counterfeit products.

He also called the public to adhere to all decisions and procedures issued by the competent authorities, to preserve their safety. Likely, he urged the people to communicate with SEDD directly through 80080000 or by visiting SEDD official website at which they can place their suggestions and complaints.



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