Dubai eases restrictions on elderly and children

People gather on the Jumeirah beach in Dubai on May 29, 2020, after the beaches and parks reopened to the public. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP) (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images)
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Dubai has eased restrictions on children under 12 and those over 60 years from June 18, announced the emirate’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management.

People from both age groups can now go to swimming pools, play areas, cinemas and shopping malls. They are also allowed to visit museums, arts and galleries, beaches and public parks. Home beauty services are also permitted for children and the elderly. Elective surgical procedures lasting more than two and a half hours have also been allowed.

 

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The announcement is part of the gradual reopening of economic activities and return to normalcy in the emirate.

Stringent precautionary measures will continue to be enforced in public areas and facilities across Dubai based on guidelines issued by local and federal authorities.

Activities permitted within sectors that resumed their operations in the last few weeks will continue observing specific precautionary measures aimed at safeguarding the health and wellbeing of the public.

Authorities have reiterated the need to follow strict precautionary measures, such as wearing face masks, maintaining a distance of two metres from others and avoiding crowded areas.

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The emirate’s Covid-19 Command and Control Centre reported a decrease in the number of suspected cases visiting hospitals in the past few weeks. The consistent drop in the number of new cases has been made possible as people adhere to strict precautionary measures.

 

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