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UAE bans over-60s, children under 12 from entering malls and retail stores

Precautions are part of the UAE's Covid-19 measures to ensure their health and safety

UAE bans over-60s, children under 12 from entering malls and retail stores

Precautions are part of the UAE’s Covid-19 measures to ensure their health and safety.

The UAE has banned people aged over 60 and children under the age of 12 from entering shopping malls and retail outlets for the foreseeable future.

In a joint statement on news agency WAM, the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHaP) and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) said the ban included shopping malls, cooperative societies, supermarkets and retail stores located outside shopping centres.

The statement said the precautions are part of the UAE’s Covid-19 measures to ensure their health and safety.

It added that the decision was made as part of the precautionary measures and restrictions governing the re-opening of shopping malls and commercial centres in the UAE.

The UAE revealed 462 new cases of coronavirus and announced an additional 28,000 Covid-19 tests on Tuesday.

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