April 23, 2020 / 6:58 PM / a month ago

Dubai opens restaurants and cafes, resumes public transportation

A police officer wears a smart helmet as he uses it to test the temperature of the workers during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

CAIRO (Reuters) - Dubai on Thursday allowed cafes and restaurants to resume business, and shopping malls to be opened partially from 12 p.m until 10 p.m, but with a maximum capacity of 30%, Dubai’s media office announced in a statement.

The statement added that it would also allow resuming public transportation services including subways starting April 26.

Reporting by Hesham Abdul Khalek; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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