|22 March, 2020

UAE government to close shopping centres for two renewable weeks

Restaurants will not be allowed to receive customers

A woman walks in an almost empty mall amid the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Dubai, United Arab Emirates March 22, 2020.

A woman walks in an almost empty mall amid the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Dubai, United Arab Emirates March 22, 2020.

REUTERS/Rula Rouhana

ABU DHABI: The UAE has decided to close all commercial centres, and shopping malls along with fish, meat and vegetables markets for a renewable period of two weeks.

In a statement today, the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the National Emergency and Crisis and Disasters Management said the decision, which excludes dealing with wholesalers, will come into force in 48 hours, will be subject to re-assessment. Under the decision, restaurants will not be allowed to receive customers.

Instead, their services will be limited to only conducting home deliveries. Hassan Bashir

© Copyright Emirates News Agency (WAM) 2020.

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