COVID-19 cases have witnessed an increase in countries including the United Arab Emirates. The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Monday reported 626 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 918 recoveries. The new cases were detected through additional 76,888 tests. On Tuesday, the total number of cases stood at 92,095 with 81,462 recoveries. The second wave of infections have led to the government imposing time restrictions once again on various entertainment hubs across Dubai. All activities have now been summoned to end at 1am in an attempt to contain the spread of the pandemic, reported Gulf Business.
The news was announced via a circular that was issued by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) to all hotel establishments, venues, events, conferences, organisers and retailers in the emirate. It has also been reported that hotels have been asked to suspend the provision of food and beverage services after 3 am, with the exception of delivery and room services. The measures took effect from Thursday, September 24, 2020.
The circular requested all operators and venues to adhere to the measures to avoid any “consequential procedures and violations”. The concerned departments have been keeping a strong check on businesses that are failing to comply to the COVID-19 safety measures. Several establishments have been fined, while some have been shut down in Dubai after they were found breaching the guidelines. Until now, authorities in Dubai have shut down six sports facilities and warned 10 others, while also sealing two salons. It is vital to take such steps for the eradication of one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century – the deadly coronavirus. However, it can only be combatted if governments and their people work together by taking all necessary precautions at all times. Countries including Pakistan and India have also witnessed a resurgence of COVID-19 cases.