Dubai orders capability reductions, closes bars as virus circumstances soar

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Feb 2, 2021

Dubai has instituted a number of capability restrictions and closed bars as coronavirus circumstances proceed to climb within the United Arab Emirates.

Starting on Feb. 2, leisure facilities comparable to film theaters and sports activities venues should cut back capability by 50%. Hotels, malls, swimming pools and personal seashores should additionally function at 70% capability. Restaurants and cafes want to shut by 1:00 a.m., amongst different restrictions, the Dubai Media Office stated in a discover.

The measures shall be in place till Feb. 28. The metropolis additionally ordered all bars to shut fully, The Associated Press reported.

Dubai had one of many strictest lockdowns on the planet at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last spring, the town started easing restrictions and allowed vacationers to return in July.

The UAE as a complete is now experiencing historic highs in new virus circumstances. The nation registered 2,730 new infections on Monday, based on the Emirati Ministry of Health and Prevention. There have been round 3,000 or extra new circumstances each day for about two weeks. The UAE has a inhabitants of nearly 10 million.

The metropolis was largely open with social distancing and mask-wearing necessities in place till just lately. Last week, Dubai authorities suspended stay leisure occasions. The metropolis has but to go for a brand new lockdown, however February’s restrictions are a step in that path.