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Covid-19: Abu Dhabi fines 30 outlets for price hikes, counterfeit products

A total of 815 counterfeit products were found across restaurants, mobile food outlets, coffee shops, sales outlets, vegetables, fruits and fish stores, and beauty salons.

Covid-19: Abu Dhabi fines 30 outlets for price hikes, counterfeit products

The violations and warnings were issued following 31,223 inspection visits conducted by the department 

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) has fined 30 commercial facilities and issued warnings to 375 others for hiking the prices of fruits, vegetables and consumer goods, as well as selling counterfeit products, according to Emirates news agency WAM.

The violations and warnings were issued following 31,223 inspection visits conducted by the department to establishments including commercial centers in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafrah. It found a total of 815 counterfeit products across restaurants, mobile food outlets, coffee shops, sales outlets, vegetables, fruits and fish stores, and beauty salons.

The results were revealed as part of the department’s commercial activity report for the period of March 30 to April 15.

Rashed Abdul Karim Al Balooshi, Undersecretary of ADDED, emphasised the necessity of working closely in joint cooperation to ensure continued stability within the markets of Abu Dhabi.

There are 460 new cases of coronavirus in the UAE as of today, according to official figures, taking the total number of cases to 5,825. The UAE also announced the death of two Asian nationals who had pre-existing chronic illness, bringing the number of deaths in the country to 35.

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