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UAE government to close shopping centres for two weeks, except food retail outlets and pharmacies


ABU DHABI, 23rd March, 2020 (WAM) -- The UAE has decided to close all commercial centres, and shopping malls along with open fish, meat and vegetables markets for a renewable period of two weeks.

In a statement today, the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority, NCEMA, said the decision will take effect after 48 hours, and will be subject to review and re-assessment.

The decision excludes pharmacies, and food retail outlets, including cooperative societies, grocery stores, and supermarkets, wholesale fish, meat and vegetables markets supplying supermarkets.

As per the decision, restaurants will not be allowed to receive in-dine customers. They can continue to provide home delivery.


WAM/Hatem Mohamed