Covid-19: Dubai supermarket fined for flouting social distancing rule

No shops were warned or ordered closed

  
People keep distance in a line outside a supermarket to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates April 18, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose.

People keep distance in a line outside a supermarket to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates April 18, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Three businesses in Dubai, including a supermarket, have been fined for violating physical distancing rules in the latest round of inspections, authorities said on Saturday.

In a tweet, the Dubai Economy said the violating firms included a textile and fabric trading firm, a consumer complex and another shop in Hamriyah and Sikkat Al Khail areas.

Out of the 150 establishments inspected, 147 were found fully compliant with Covid-19 safety precautions. No other business was warned or ordered closed.

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