As soon as eight o’clock in the evening (Sunday) came, the country’s streets turned into something like an atmosphere of a ban, with the entry into force of the Cabinet’s decision to close commercial activities, except for pharmacies, food outlets, health supplies, while the comprehensive closure included salons, health clubs, and personal care shops.
Within minutes of the closure of commercial activities on the first day, specifically at eight in the evening, Sunday, the main and secondary roads turned into areas almost devoid of vehicles and people, as everyone was overwhelmed by a commitment to the decisions of the Council of Ministers.
Despite this remarkable commitment, I found quite a few vehicles in front of restaurants that closed the doors of their lobbies, where diners went to get their meal themselves, especially since it is the only outlet for many citizens and residents who used to go out at night.
The walkways of residential areas witnessed growing congestion after 8 pm and turned into a center for practicing sports in light of the closure of sports clubs and institutes.
The inspection teams will start their campaigns tomorrow (Tuesday) amidst tightening instructions, according to security sources, not to tolerate any violator and release violations and submit a report to the Health Conditions Committee in the violating places in preparation for withdrawing licenses and deporting workers immediately through the residency investigation.
In terms of follow-up, during the first day, the inspection teams of the Health Conditions Committee in the Council of Ministers of Al-Ain “reddened”, where two violations were recorded in the Al-Farwaniyah Governorate, warning that the shops did not adhere to the total closure of activities except for foodstuffs, delivery services and ordering by car in restaurants, starting with From 8 at night until 5 in the morning.
On a tour accompanied by Al-Qabas, on the first day of the closure, the inspection teams seized two violations in the industrial areas of Al-Ardiya and Al-Furawaniyah, while the commitment was clear in the shops of Khaitan.
The inspection force of the General Security was led by Brigadier General Abdullah Saffah, while Hammoud Al-Otaibi headed the violations committed in the municipality of Farwaniya, and accordingly, two violations were issued on the first day.
The first for a car rental shop in the Ardiya industrial area found working during the closing time and his workers smoking hookah inside the shop, and the second for a cafe, he works in secret and provides his customers with hookah, as inspectors found when they raided a group of customers inside, and a money exchange shop on Habib Munawer Street was alerted to the necessity to adhere to the closure at the end of 8 at night after it was spotted preparing to close already.