Abu Dhabi extends ban on events, wedding parties

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Updated 04 April 2020

Abu Dhabi extends ban on events, wedding parties

  • Abu Dhabi has announced on March 19 the temporary suspension of all events, nightclubs and wedding parties

DUBAI: Bans on all events and wedding parties in Abu Dhabi will be extended until further notice, state news agency WAM reported on Friday.

Abu Dhabi has also extended the suspension of tour services and activities linked to sea cruises, desert camps and safaris as well as floating restaurants until further notice.

Abu Dhabi has announced on March 19 the temporary suspension of all events, nightclubs and wedding parties, as part of the country’s efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Routine checks and inspections will be carried out in all hotel and tourism facilities, nightclubs and floating restaurants, the government said. Those who violate the instructions will be subject to legal measures.

The UAE announced 240 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 1,264.

The health ministry also announced the death of a 51-year-old Asian man who had underlying health problems, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to nine.


Dubai clarifies rules on wearing face masks in public

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Dubai clarifies rules on wearing face masks in public

  • The clarification comes as Dubai eases public mobility restrictions and allowing businesses to resume operation

DUBAI: Children under the age of the six, the disabled, and those who have respiratory problems are exempt from wearing face masks in public areas, Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has clarified.

The new guidelines come as Dubai returns to normal life – easing public mobility restrictions and allowing businesses to resume operation.

People are allowed to temporarily remove their masks if they are driving alone or with family members, according to the new guideline, adding those who are eating or drinking, and engaging in exercise or medical treatments are also permitted to remove their masks.