By Staff writer
Five permits have been issued to shopping centres to reopen in capital, under strict conditions
Abu Dhabi Municipality has disinfected 41 shopping centres, including 30 on Abu Dhabi Island and 11 on the emirate’s mainland, as part of the National Disinfection Programme, to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The campaign was completed by 25 engineers and inspectors from Abu Dhabi Municipality, in addition to 391 workers and 55 supervisors.
ADDED granted five permits to reopen shopping centres in Abu Dhabi and is currently working with a number of other malls to ensure their full compliance with the guidelines, regulations and instructions by carrying out continous inspection campaigns#WeAreCommited #stayhome pic.twitter.com/VHNwLOXlxi— دائرة التنمية الاقتصادية - أبوظبي (@AbuDhabiDED) May 2, 2020
It comes as ADDED Undersecretary Rashed Abdul Karim Al Balooshi, revealed five permits have been given to shopping centres to reopen in Abu Dhabi so far, from noon until 9pm.
Al Balooshi, however, has warned shoppers to follow the strict guidelines previously issued, which include; not exceeding two hours shopping, wearing gloves and facemasks at all times, and maintaining social distancing.
He added that it was important to consider the time for shopping to prevent large crowds from forming at shopping malls.
There are currently 13,599 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UAE, while the death toll currently stands at 119.