Three businesses shut down and 110 others fined in Umm Al Quwain for breaking Covid-19 rules

Warnings were issued to 68 establishments in the emirate

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Three businesses were shut down in Umm Al Quwain for breaking the rules put in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Another 110 businesses were fined by the emirate's Department of Economic Development for breaching the safety measures.

Inspections carried out by the department's Consumer Protection Section from February 1 to February 15, also led to warnings against 68 establishments.

The department made the announcement on Thursday.

All establishments were urged to adhere to safety measures and the public was asked to report any breaches through official channels.

Last Tuesday, the emirate revised its safety rules, reducing the capacity of shopping centres to 60 per cent, and to 50 per cent in cinemas, gyms, private swimming pools and beaches.

Public beaches can operate at 70 per cent capacity under updated rules.

Musical shows were suspended and the number of people at weddings and other family gatherings was limited to 10, with 20 people allowed at funerals.

Authorities in the emirate said they would intensify inspections to ensure safety measures were being observed.