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Dubai Municipality fines mosquito-riddled sites

The municipal body's mosquito control campaign has led to 30,720 site inspections, with violator firms being fined $27,224 for onsite infestation

Fines have been slapped on firms who own or operate mosquito-infested sites. [Representational image]
Fines have been slapped on firms who own or operate mosquito-infested sites. [Representational image]

Dubai Municipality has reportedly ramped up its mosquito control campaign, under which 30,720 construction sites have been inspected in the emirate. 

Carried out over the last four months, these inspections were aimed at the identification of key causes and control tools of onsite mosquito infestation. 

According to Emirates 24x7, fines worth $27,224 (AED100,000) have been slapped on companies who own or operate sites mosquito-infested sites. 

Hesham Al Yahya, head of pest control department of public health, said the rain in April has contributed to an increase in mosquitoes. 

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