64 businesses in Sulaimani closed down in July for coronavirus-related violations: officials

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SULAIMANI — Sulaimani Central District officials said on Thursday (August 6) that 64 places of business were shut down because of coronavirus-related public health violations and nearly 48 tons of expired food and other goods were seized during July.

“The joint committees made 5,226 visits to shops, bazaars, and public places…[and] recorded 356 violations,” the officials said in a statement.

“Sixty-four places were closed down for not to adhering to working and health instructions and health measures, while 72 others were referred to the courts after they continued their violations,” it added.

Officials also handed out warnings to 306 businesses.

Health officials also seized and destroyed 47,858 tons of various types of expired food and other commodities.

According to the statement, 11,300,000 Iraqi dinars ($9,464) worth of fines were collected, which will be added to the public treasury.

(NRT Digital Media)