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Dubai: Two Dubai shisha cafés have been shut for violating COVID-19 security precautions.

Dubai Municipality on Thursday introduced the closure of the 2 shisha cafés after the inspection visits performed on Wednesday. The closed cafés are positioned in Hor Al Anz and Al Nahda.

The civic physique additionally issued fines to 4 institutions and warnings to 49 others for not complying with the precautionary measures to forestall the unfold of coronavirus. Of the inspections visits to 2,439 enterprise premises on November 4, as many as 2,384 institutions had been discovered to comply with the accepted necessities, the municipality mentioned on Twitter. On October 19, the municipality had introduced that two shisha cafés in Al Quoz had been shut for COVID-19 violations.

Earlier on August 9, the civic physique had revealed the closure of eight shisha cafés and fines for 133 of them for violations, largely associated to not following COVID-19 precautionary measures.

Violations since July 18 — when shisha cafés had been allowed to reopen — included using expired honeyed tobacco merchandise and permitting in individuals below 18.

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For the reason that reopening, the municipality intensified its inspection campaigns to make sure the best degree of compliance.

Municipality inspectors detected a set of violations dedicated by cafés throughout the interval, akin to failure to stick to the precautionary measures associated to COVID-19, particularly close to not protecting the gap between folks or tables, permitting overcrowding contained in the cafés, non-compliance with hygiene practices — akin to a couple of individual sharing a shisha — and using multiple-use pipes as an alternative of single-use.

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