Abu Dhabi issues 4,210 fines, 786 warnings for violation of COVID-19 rules

Authorities have urged members of public to report violations.

  
People queue to receive a dose of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)at St. Paul's Church in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates January 16, 2021. Image used for illustrative purpose

People queue to receive a dose of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)at St. Paul's Church in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates January 16, 2021. Image used for illustrative purpose

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UAE - A total of 5,067 violations of precautionary measures were detected last week by The Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Committee in Abu Dhabi following intensive inspection campaigns.

The violations included 786 warnings to commercial and food establishments, and the temporary closure of 71 commercial establishments for 14 days, including tailor shops, car garages and accessories shops, barbershops, restaurants and grocery shops.

About 4,210 fines were issued for the violations, including 72 fines for illegal gatherings and 786 warnings to food establishments.

The authorities have urged members of the public to cooperate and report any violations by calling the toll-free number 800 2626 or sending a text message to 2828.

 

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