Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has issued that will be in place from February 2 to 28.
This came as daily Covid safety inspection reports showed a marked increase in the number of violations of precautionary measures.
Here is the full list of the new rules announced on Sunday:
- Pubs/bars will be closed
- Audience capacity of seated indoor venues, including cinemas as well as entertainment and sports venues to be reduced to 50% of maximum capacity; enhanced precautionary measures will be stringently enforced.
- Hotel establishments will be required to operate at 70% 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 will be limited to 70% of total capacity.
- Shopping malls will operate at a reduced capacity of 70%
- Restaurants and cafes will be required to close by 1.00 am. They will also not be allowed to organise any entertainment activities in their premises.
- Intensified monitoring and inspection campaigns will be conducted to ensure strict compliance with precautionary measures and safety protocols including physical distancing and wearing of facemasks.
Total active cases stand at 18,469
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Over 196.7 million PCR tests have been conducted in the country so far
There were two new deaths attributed to the pandemic by health officials, compared with three over the weekend, which were China's first since May
According to the revised guidelines, it is also no longer mandatory for passengers to be vaccinated