Dubai clarifies rules on wearing face masks in public

The new guidelines come as Dubai returns to normal life. (File/AFP)
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Updated 01 June 2020

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.


Lebanon records new coronavirus infection high

Updated 2 min 48 sec ago

Lebanon records new coronavirus infection high

  • Lebanon has recorded 2,168 infections and 36 deaths since February
  • Health Minister Hamad Hassan said the spike was partly due to expatriates who came after the airport was reopened on July

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s number of new coronavirus infections increased for a third consecutive day to a record 86, the government said on Saturday.
Lebanon has recorded 2,168 infections and 36 deaths since February.
Health Minister Hamad Hassan told Reuters on Friday the spike was partly due to expatriates who came after the airport was reopened on July 1. One infected 12 people at a wedding and another infected 12 at a funeral, he said.
A second cluster of infections had appeared among nurses and doctors and a third among refuse collectors, he said.