The ban does not apply to awareness publications approved by the health authorities. WAM
Regular subscribers of the publications and large outlets in shopping centres are exempted from this, provided all the health and safety precautions are adhered to. This is part of the preventive measures taken to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The decision includes banning the distribution of printed materials, including advertisements, in residential complexes, restaurants, hotels, health centres and clinics, waiting halls in public sector and private sector services centres and other places where several people are likely to use the same printed materials. The ban does not apply to awareness publications approved by the health authorities.
The decision is in line with the precautionary measures taken to contain the spread of the virus. Several people touching the same printed material has the potential to disseminate the virus.
The National Media Council has stressed that the daily newspapers in the country with their advanced digital infrastructure will continue to play their crucial role in publishing news stories and carrying discussions on issues of national importance across their multiple platforms.
They will also continue their efforts to spread awareness among the public about preventive measures against the Coronavirus, the Council added.
Organised virtually by the Dubai Press Club, in adherence with COVID-19 precautionary protocols, the 2020 edition of the Arab Media Forum brought together prominent industry leaders to discuss the outlook for the region’s media sector.
The programme witnessed dozens of intensive workshops and meetings with elite media personalities and decision-makers in the region, and field visits to media institutions, including the Expo 2020 Media Centre.
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During the meeting, they reviewed the ties between the two friendly countries across various domains and ways of enhancing them to achieve their common interests.
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Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan also sent congratulatory messages to the King of Sweden and to the Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson.