Source: Dubai – Arabic.net
The UAE Ministry of Health and Community Protection and the National Emergency and Crisis Authority decided in a new precautionary step as part of efforts Contain an outbreak of corona virusClose all commercial centers, shopping centers and open markets that include selling fish, vegetables and meat, and exclude “in fish, vegetables and meat markets” dealing with supply and wholesale companies, while the General Authority of Civil Aviation announced the suspension of all flights for a period of two weeks.
The Ministry of Health, Community Protection and the National Emergency and Crisis Authority stated that the food outlets “cooperative societies, groceries, supermarkets” and pharmacies are excluded for a period of two weeks subject to review and evaluation, provided that it is valid after 48 hours.
It was also decided that restaurants will be restricted by not receiving customers and merely providing delivery services and home delivery.
All flights suspended
In addition, it was decided to suspend all passenger and transit flights to and from the UAE for a period of two weeks, provided that it is effective 48 hours after the publication of the decision, subject to review and evaluation, in response to precautionary and preventive measures to prevent the spread of the new Corona virus “Covid-19”.
The General Authority of Civil Aviation said in a statement issued on Sunday night to Monday that the decision does not include the necessary cargo and evacuation flights with taking all precautionary and preventive measures according to the recommendations of the Ministry of Health and Community Protection.
The Civil Aviation Authority stated that new requirements will be introduced for examination and isolation in case of moving forward later to resume flights aimed at protecting passengers, flight crew and airport staff from the risks of infection.
On Saturday, the UAE announced a temporary closure of public and private beaches, parks, private and public swimming pools, cinemas and sports halls designated for training temporarily from Sunday for a period of two weeks subject to review and evaluation, in order to reduce the outbreak of the Corona virus, as approved by the Ministry of Health and Community Protection and the National Emergency Management Authority And crises and disasters.