107 Dubai restaurants closed for violating COVID-19 safety measures

Overall compliance with COVID-19 measures rose to 99% said Dubai Municipality

Restaurants, Dubai, COVID-19

Dubai Municipality has now ordered the closure of 107 food establishments in the emirate for failing to adhere to COVID-19 health and safety measures.

The closures were ordered for violations such as failing to adhere to social distancing, not wearing personal safety equipment such as masks and gloves during food preparation, as well as not using approved sterilisation and disinfection materials.

Despite the number of closures, Dubai Municipality reported the compliance with the measures ad increased to 99 percent from 94 percent during the partial reopening of the F&B business, with 10,481 field visits to food establishments carried out in Dubai during the past 75 days.

The municipality checks all food establishments in the emirate according to their various activities, such as restaurants, cafeterias, cafes that offer food, groceries, supermarkets, and bakeries, and also inspects and monitors delivery vehicles, to ensure that they are sterilized, maintain food safety measures after each order, and change masks and gloves of delivery workers after every order.

The inspection teams in the Municipality conduct routine inspection visits as well as visits based on consumer complaints, and impose fines according to Local Order No. 11 of 2003 pertaining to public health and community safety in the Emirate of Dubai.

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