Eateries have been instructed to close by 11pm.
The Ajman authorities have intensified inspections targeting cafes and restaurants to ensure they adjust their business hours and close their outlets by 11pm, as per the orders issued by Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Team (ECDMT). Those who flout the rules – put into place to stymie the spread of Covid-19 pandemic – will face hefty fines which could reach up to Dh50,000.
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The authorities, including the Ajman Department of Economic Development (DED), ECDMT, and the Ajman Police, have launched the crackdown and could even shut down eateries who blatantly disregard the orders, an official warned.
Police patrols have been deployed and CCTV cameras installed to monitor the activities of the shops and detect violations.
The official pointed out that the decision excludes fast food centres, cafeterias, and restaurants who provide home delivery.
He urged the restaurants and cafes to abide by the ECDMT rules and take all precautionary measures.