Shopping centers in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, were reopened this weekend to a limited number of customers as the UAE eases the blockade to combat the novel corona virus that was imposed more than a month ago.
Three shopping centers in Abu Dhabi reopened on Saturday with 30% customer capacity after security measures, including the installation of heat control devices, were passed. The government media office tweeted and the Emirate of Sharjah said it would reopen shopping centers on Sunday.
Shopping centers, restaurants and cafes in Dubai, the business and tourism center of the United Arab Emirates, had previously resumed operations with limited capacity. Buyers must wear face masks and gloves and keep their distance.
The media office of the Emirate of Sharjah said that shopping centers, salons and restaurants could start operating again on Sunday.
Other public facilities such as schools, mosques and cinemas remain closed in the UAE. Almost 13,600 infections and 119 deaths from the virus have been reported in the United Arab Emirates. There is no breakdown for each of its seven emirates.
The UAE had also eased a nationwide curfew, which was first announced on March 26, with the start of Muslim fasting month of Ramadan on April 24.
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