Dubai allows new set of economic activities; no restrictions on mall visits

Dubai has announced the resumption of a new set of economic activities and services in the emirate effective Thursday 18 June, 2020. This includes allowing people over the age of 60 and children under the age of 12 to visit malls and other public places while strictly following precautionary measures as well as opening swimming pools and play areas at public parks and beaches.

The new set of activities were announced by the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management headed by Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The announcement is part of the gradual reopening of economic activities and return to normalcy in the emirate. Stringent precautionary measures will continue to be enforced in public areas and facilities across Dubai based on guidelines issued by local and federal authorities, Dubai Media Office said in a statement.

Activities permitted within sectors that resumed their operations in the last few weeks will continue observing specific precautionary measures aimed at safeguarding the health and well-being of the public. These include public libraries; private museums and art galleries; home services such as those providing healthcare services to elderly people and people of determination; home beauty services, and elective surgical procedures lasting more than two and a half hours.

Other activities and facilities that have been permitted to resume under the condition that strict precautionary measures will be followed include: outdoor tourism and fitness activities such as camping; swimming pools; fitness centres; water sports; water parks; interactive water activities, 3D and 4D cinema halls; and children's sports and play areas at public parks and beaches.

People over the age of 60 and children under the age of 12 will be allowed to visit malls and other public places while strictly following precautionary measures, such as wearing face masks, maintaining a distance of two metres from others and avoiding crowded areas.

The Committee stressed the need for everyone to remain vigilant and observe preventive measures in order to ensure highest levels of safety in the community. The decision to resume the new set of economic activities is aimed at meeting the needs of the community and easing earlier restrictions enforced to combat COVID-19. All precautionary measures implemented in the emirate seek to ensure the safety and well-being of the community and reduce the spread of the virus, the Committee said.

Source: https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/life/story/Dubai_allows_new_set_of_economic_activities_no_restrictions_on_mall_visits-ZAWYA20200617184216/

 

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