COVID-19: Dubai relaxes social distancing rule to 1 metre in some areas

Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing loosens previous 2-metre distance

  
A man stands by a social distancing marker at Mall of the Emirates, as part of preventive measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Dubai, United Arab Emirates May 5, 2020.

A man stands by a social distancing marker at Mall of the Emirates, as part of preventive measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Dubai, United Arab Emirates May 5, 2020.

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
Social distancing has been reduced to only one metre in certain areas in Dubai.

According to a recent circular from the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, only one metre of social distance needs to be maintained in restaurants and cafes, shopping centres, gyms, beaches, public and entertainment parks, offices and workplaces.

The previous rule required residents to maintain two metres of physical distance.

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