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Reopening responsibly: Full compliance with coronavirus guidelines as Dubai opens 100%


Shopping malls and private sector in Dubai can operate at 100 percent capacity starting today.

Dubai’s retail and commercial businesses have remained compliant with measures to prevent Covid-19 coronavirus infection, thanks to regular inspections by the officials.

According to Dubai’s Department of Economic Development, 1,092 establishments were inspected on Tuesday and found to be 100 percent compliant as all of them were found observing all the safety measures announced as part of the reopening phase of the local economy.

“The market witnesses the highest levels of compliance with the guidelines since the market reopening with zero fines, zero shutdowns, and zero warnings. 1,092 businesses were fully compliant with the precautionary measures that are set to limit the spread of Covid-19,” the department tweeted on Wednesday.

Regular inspections will help the authorities to ensure that social distance guidelines and compulsory wearing of masks are being observed by the companies and their employees at the workplace.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai announced that shopping malls and the private sector can operate at 100 per cent capacity starting Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

Working hours for companies and operating hours of malls should fall within the timings permitted for public movement, which are currently between 6am and 11pm. According to the committee, shopping malls have the freedom to choose any set of operating hours within the period in which public movement is permitted.

The daily inspections start with the market opening time in the morning and last till the markets are closed. Dubai Economy has directed traders to comply with the Covid-19 precautionary measures, such as wearing face masks and gloves and ensuring social distancing.

Source: Khaleej Times