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Coronavirus in UAE: Malls closed, flights suspended: All we know so far

Sahim Salim

Published on March 23, 2020 at 06.36

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The UAE has adopted a series of additional precautionary measures to fight the spread of Covid-19.
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The measures announced early on Monday are aimed at limiting social contact and preventing crowds. Here is all we know so far:
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Are malls open?

All malls, commercial centres and fresh food markets will be closed within 48 hours.
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How can you buy essential items?

Pharmacies, food retail outlets, supermarkets and grocery stores will remain open for you to buy essential items.
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Are restaurants and other eateries closed, too?

They can only home-deliver food. Dine-in services have been suspended.
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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.
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Has public transport been suspended?

No. Authorities said detailed instructions on this would be announced "later".
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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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Hospital protocol

ğDon't go to the hospital except for critical or emergency cases. ğUse face masks.
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