Effective 7 February, Abu Dhabi limits capacity in hotels, restaurants and malls, in an ongoing effort to control spread of coronavirus.
As part of new precautionary measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has capped operating capacity of commercial, economic and tourism activities, effective 7 February. All gatherings are banned, theaters are closed, and capacity is limited in shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, gyms, public transport and even parks and public beaches.
The UAE has been reporting in recent weeks a surge in corona virus infections, with over 3,000 infected and 7 dead on the day of imposing the new restrictions.
Due to the spike in COVID-19, the neighboring emirate Dubai has recently replaced its top health official and re-introduced restrictions on hotels and air travel, while closing down all bars and pubs for the entire month of February.