COVID-19 UAE: 2 shisha cafes, 1 gym ordered shut for safety violations

The outlets were found to be non-compliant with mandatory health guidelines

Shisha. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Shisha. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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UAE - Authorities in Dubai ordered the closure of three establishments on Thursday for violating precautionary measures put in place to limit the spread of Covid-19.

Taking to Twitter, Dubai Municipality noted that it had closed two shisha cafes in Karama and Riggat Al Buteen areas for overcrowding and violating health practice measures.

Furthermore, a fitness centre in Business Bay was also given a closure notice for overcrowding. The move was undertaken in cooperation with the Dubai Sports Council.

The closures were part of the authority's latest inspections carried out across the emirate to ensure strict compliance with mandatory health and safety guidelines.

A total of 2,228 inspections were carried out on Thursday. In its daily report, the authority also noted that it had issued three fines and 20 warnings to establishments found not adhering to protocols.


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