Dubai:Dubai's Economic Department shut down a department store in the Emirate after it was found breaking precautionary measures against COVID-19 during a discount sale.
The store was also issued a Dh50,000 fine for not maintaining physical distancing with visitors thronging to the store, ignoring the risk of physical contact, Gulf News reported.
Dubai has allowed all stores and outlets to stay open as long as the outlets and their customers strictly adhere to the precautionary measures, and support government’s efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19.
The authority called on everyone to cooperate and contribute to preserving the achievements made by the emirate and urged customers to report any non-compliance with the COVID-19 precautionary guidelines via the Dubai Consumer App, by calling 600-545555, or on consumerrights.ae.
Precautionary guidelines for retail shops, private businesses and shopping centres were issued by the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai in June, to keep employees and customers safe during the pandemic.
Key measures include temperature screening of employees, visitors and customers, and provision of an isolation room for suspected cases.
Outlets must also restrict the number of employees allowed to be present in the pantry at any given time and ensure all mandatory guidelines outlined by health authorities are followed, amongst others.