By Neil Halligan
Shopping malls opening hours will be reduced from Wednesday May 20, revised to 9am to 7pm until further notice.
The UAE government announced a two-hour extension to the current lockdown, after revealing an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention announced four people died as a result of Covid-19 infections in its daily update on Monday night.
In addition, it was revealed that there are 832 new cases - up from the 731 cases announced on Sunday.
The new cases bring the total number of cases in the country to 24,190, while a total of 224 people have died in the UAE from Covid-19.
The ministry said 1,065 Covid-19 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the total number to 9,577
In addition to announcing the new cases, Dr Saif Al-Dhaheri, spokesman for the UAE's National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management, announced that the National Disinfection Programme will be from 8pm to 6am from this Wednesday, May 20, until further notice, an extension of two hours from the current timings of 10pm to 6am.
"In light of what we have observed during the holy month of Ramadan, the increase in the number of Covid-19 infections, which was a result of some individuals in the community were reckless and did not take into account the precautionary measures, we would like to announce that we have amended the timings of the national sterilisation programme. It will be from 8pm to 6am," said Dr Saif Al-Dhaheri
The UAE government also announced:
A number of Eid Al Fitr precautions were also announced: