Dubai: Starting today, new Covid-19 precautionary measures in place

Dubai: A new set of precautionary measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus disease has been announced, effective February 2, 2021, until the end of the month.

The measures have been revealed under the directives of Dubai Ruler and UAE Prime Minister His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management headed by Shaikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Khaleej Times reported.

During a meeting chaired by Shaikh Mansoor, the Committee noted that daily reports have shown a marked increase in the number of violations of precautionary measures and that the health and well-being of the community remain the highest priorities for the leadership, especially in these exceptional circumstances.

The new precautionary guidelines include:

- Audience capacity of seated indoor venues, including cinemas as well as entertainment and sports venues to be reduced to 50 per cent of maximum capacity; enhanced precautionary measures to be stringently enforced.

- Hotel establishments to operate at 70 per cent of total capacity; new bookings should comply with the new capacity limit.

- The number of guests allowed inside swimming pools and private beaches in hotels limited to 70 per cent of total capacity.

- Shopping malls to operate at a reduced capacity of 70 per cent.

- Restaurants and cafes required to close by 1am and no entertainment activities are to be organised on their premises.

- Pubs/bars to be closed.

- Intensified monitoring and inspection campaigns to be conducted to ensure strict compliance with precautionary measures and safety protocols including physical distancing and wearing of face masks.




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