Dubai businesses returned to normal operating hours after stay-home orders in place for three months were lifted this week.
28 June 2020, 12:00 AM
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Dubai has announced that all economic sectors operating in the emirate can return to normal working hours after the successful completion of the National Sterilisation Programme in the UAE.
The Dubai Economy's Department of Economic Development in a press release on Thursday said that the business community will have to adhere to precautionary measures such as placing physical-distancing stickers, wearing masks and gloves, providing sterilisation devices, and checking body temperature of people entering.
The decision also affords the opportunity for parts of the economic sector - such as supermarkets, malls and restaurants - to resume their standard timings.
Lauding the private sector for playing a stellar role in strengthening and supporting government efforts made since the outbreak of COVID-19, Sami Al-Qamzi, Director General of Dubai Economy, said that it has also contributed to the success of the National Sterilisation Programme, which witnessed a complete sterilisation of all facilities in the country.
Al-Qamzi said that resuming normal working hours and allowing movement around the clock validate the role of the leadership and competent authorities in Dubai in containing the pandemic and supporting the business environment in order to ensure its sustainability and continuity.