Ajman announces new COVID-19 safety rules, reduced capacity

Wedding and event halls in the emirate should not have more than 50 people

  
The Emirate of Ajman is one of the seven states constituting the United Arab Emirates. Image used for illustrative purposes

The Emirate of Ajman is one of the seven states constituting the United Arab Emirates. Image used for illustrative purposes

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Amid a spike in Covid-19 cases, the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Ajman has issued new guidelines and protocols in the emirate.

The new guidelines are aimed at limiting public gatherings, which have been found to be the main reason behind the surge.

Under the new protocols, wedding and event halls in the emirate are not allowed to host more than 50 people, a top DED official said. All precautionary measures should remain in place throughout any function.

The DED official urged all owners and managers of these establishments to monitor and ensure the implementation of safety rules.

The department has ramped up inspections across the since Tuesday to verify compliance, he added. “Inspectors will deal firmly with violators to ensure the safety of community members."

Cafes and restaurants should also be closed by midnight, and their capacity capped at 50 per cent, he added.

Employees and customers must strictly wear face masks and observe social distancing.

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