Dubai Businesses Begin Gradual Reopening
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Dubai Businesses Begin Gradual Reopening

No restrictions on movement between 6 am and 11 pm

TLME News Service

Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced the gradual reopening of business activities in Dubai from the fourth day of Eid Al Fitr (Wednesday, 27 May).

There are no restrictions on movement between 6.00 am and 11.00 pm.

The announcement was made at a remote meeting of Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management chaired by HH Sheikh Hamdan.

The virtual meeting was also attended by Deputy Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; Chairman of the Committee HH Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; and members of the Committee.

Sheikh Hamdan said the decision was made following a comprehensive assessment of the Committee’s reports, various health and socio-economic aspects and a thorough review of the COVID-19 situation.

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International guidelines for co-existing with COVID-19 were also taken into consideration before making the decision.

The new measures are aimed at adapting to the COVID-19 situation without disrupting activity in vital sectors while strictly observing precautionary measures including wearing of face masks, observing minimum physical distancing of two metres, use of sanitisers and regular handwashing with soap and water for 20 seconds.

Sheikh Hamdan stressed on the need for Dubai authorities to further raise community awareness about precautionary measures.

Highlighting Sheikh Mohammed’s statement "Everyone is responsible", His Highness said the community should understand the importance of strictly following preventive steps. Fully adhering to guidelines is key to restoring normal life, His Highness said.

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