Duabi: A gaming centre was shut down in the UAE after authorities found it flouting measures put in place to combat the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19).
The Dubai-based centre, found hosting a birthday party within its premises, was just one of the violations spotted by Dubai Municipality, Gulf News reported.
Since September 20, the authority has inspected 2,366 establishments out of which 2,306 were found to comply with the coronavirus precautionary measures.
As part of its the daily inspection, the municipality has fined 17 establishments and issued 42 warnings.
The gaming centre was temporarily shut for violating the instructions included in Circular No.60, according to Dubai Municipality.
It also closed one salon over the weekend, in addition to six smoking areas and two food establishments.
UAE allows for recreational activities including fun fairs, soft play areas, indoor and inflatable playgrounds, virtual reality and edutainment facilities, arcades and escape rooms, to operate at 50 per cent capacity, although parties and social gatherings will not be allowed, and baby and toddler soft play areas remain shut, while nurseries are not allowed to host any activities.
It has also allowed massage and spa services in hotel facilities and inside malls to reopened but facilities such as steam rooms, saunas, jacuzzis, Moroccan baths and Turkish hammams remain inaccessible.
Indoor theme parks have been allowed to operate at 50 per cent capacity although meet and greet events, live entertainment and parties, parades and social gatherings will not be allowed.