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Over 500 shops open in Dubai's Gold Souk

Shops in the Gold Souk are open again after a comprehensive sterilization campaign

Over 500 shops open in Dubai's Gold Souk

Over 500 shops have opened back up in Dubai’s Gold Souk following a sterilization campaign to combat the further spread of Covid-19, it was announced Wednesday.

In a tweet, the Dubai Media Office said that “Gold Souk in Dubai welcomes visitors once again amid stringent precautionary measures in place to ensure safety of visitors and workers.”

“More than 500 shops in Gold Souk reopen following comprehensive sterilization campaign, and amid strict precautionary measures to ensure everyone’s safety and well-being,” the tweet added.

On April 28, the Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group (DGJG) announced that the Gold Souk was re-opening.

Retailers are allowed to employ up to 30 percent of their workforce and accept 30 percent of their customer capacity to allow for social distancing.

According to DGJG, gold prices at the end of April were up about 35 percent compared to the same time period in 2019.

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