Dubai Municipality closed four institutions within two days, and violated six others, due to non-compliance with the precautionary measures to confront the emerging Corona virus.
The municipality indicated in a report that it had notified 52 other institutions, while the number of field inspection visits to the institutions reached 4,489, and the average compliance rate was 98%.
The closures included a salon in the Al Nahda II area due to not wearing masks, and two fitness centers in the Al Nahda First area in coordination with the Dubai Sports Council, due to overcrowding, in addition to one laundry in the Al Jaddaf area for not adhering to health and personal hygiene practices.
The municipality stated that the decision to close the violating institution is temporary, until the cause of the violation is removed, and its conditions are coordinated, pointing out that its inspectors check, during their supervisory visits, the daily follow-up records for the health of workers, and the recording of sterilization and disinfection operations, in addition to making sure that food safety requirements are applied to food during receipt. Preparation, storage, display at healthy temperatures, and application of hygiene and sterilization procedures to prevent contamination.
The most prominent violations monitored by the inspectors are concentrated in the failure to adhere to social separation, the wearing of personal safety equipment such as masks and gloves during preparation, and the failure to use approved sterilization and disinfection materials.
The municipality pointed out that it had monitored a great commitment by most institutions to the procedures and requirements that it set to confront “Covid-19”, during the recent period, compared to the past months, and attributed the reason to the increase in campaigns and inspection visits conducted by municipal inspectors.
She stated that the municipality’s inspection teams carry out routine inspection visits, visits based on consumer complaints, and impose fines according to Local Order No. 11 of 2003, regarding public health and community safety in the Emirate of Dubai, explaining that the fines vary according to the type of violation, and multiply by repeating it on a daily basis.
She called on community members to contact the municipality’s toll-free number 800900, to report any violations related to food safety, so that the municipality can deal with the institution immediately.