Coronavirus in UAE: Malls closed, flights suspended: All we know so far
Published on March 23, 2020 at 07.36
The UAE has adopted a series of additional precautionary measures to fight the spread of Covid-19.
The measures announced early on Monday are aimed at limiting social contact and preventing crowds. Here is all we know so far:
Are malls open?
All malls, commercial centres and fresh food markets will be closed within 48 hours.
How can you buy essential items?
Pharmacies, food retail outlets, supermarkets and grocery stores will remain open for you to buy essential items.
Are restaurants and other eateries closed, too?
They can only home-deliver food. Dine-in services have been suspended.
If you absolutely need to step out of your home, follow these instructions:
1. Step out only to buy food or groceries.
2. Don't have more than three individuals in a car.
3. Avoid all public spaces.
Has public transport been suspended?
No. Authorities said detailed instructions on this would be announced "later".
What is the status of flights in the country?
All inbound and outbound passenger flights, including transits, will be suspended within 48 hours.
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