Islamic Lifestyle

UAE shutters malls, shopping centres for ‘two renewable weeks’ to curb COVID-19 spread


The United Arab Emirates will close all commercial centres, shopping malls, and fish, meat and vegetables markets for a renewable period of two weeks.

State news agency WAM said on Sunday (Mar 22) that the decision will come into effect 48 hours after and is subject to review and re-assessment.

The closure excludes essential services such as pharmacies and food retail outlets, including supermarkets and wholesalers of fish, meat and vegetables.

Dine-in services are suspended at restaurants but food home deliveries are allowed.

 

TIMELINE: SOME COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS IN UAE IN MARCH

Mar 20: UAE halts entry for residence visa holders due to spread of coronavirus

Mar 16: Dubai suspends tour services for sea cruises, desert camps

Mar 16: UAE suspends prayers in all places of worship, calls for wedding receptions to be delayed

Mar 16: UAE preventive measures so far

Mar 9: Arabian Travel Market postponed to June

 

© SalaamGateway.com 2020 All Rights Reserved


tags:

COVID-19
Author Profile Image
Staff Writer