Coronavirus: With deep cleaning, medical check-ups, Abu Dhabi malls prepare for reopening

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Abu Dhabi - Temperature scanning equipment has been installed as well.


Ashwani Kumar

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Published: Mon 27 Apr 2020, 6:11 PM

Last updated: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 8:45 AM

Malls in Abu Dhabi have started preparations to welcome back shoppers. An array of measures like deep cleaning, sanitisation activities, installing temperature scanning equipment are in full swing to ensure a safe and infection-free environment.

The development comes following a circular by Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development urging owners of commercial and industrial facilities in the Capital to ensure preventive measures are implemented. The circular calls upon all workers to 'subject themselves to medical screening for Covid-19'. The new requirements are in line with directives issued by National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority and Ministry of Health and Prevention to contain the spread of Covid-19.

Thousands screened so far

Line Investments, a shopping mall division of LuLu Group that operates Al Wahda Mall, Khalidiyah Mall, Mushrif Mall and more in Abu Dhabi, has reinforced its sanitisation process. Wajeb Khoury, director, Line Investments, said: "We are working closely with various government authorities to implement highest standards of health and safety measures. Each and every touch-point and nook and corner of our malls are being deep-cleaned and sanitised to ensure the safety of our customers and staff."

Additionally, medical check-ups are conducted for employees of mall and tenants in coordination with SEHA at their designated Covid-19 testing centre. And more than 5,000 staff have been screened so far.

"I urge them to follow all the safety protocols such as social distancing, wearing of masks and gloves whenever they go for shopping."

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