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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Dubai has announced that it would allow customers into shopping malls, hypermarkets, and entertainment arenas without checking their temperatures and thermal scanners that were until now being used to detect and prevent the spread of coronavirus in the emirate.
The Dubai Economy Department said that business establishments will no longer use thermal scanners and temperature checks for customers starting from Jan.1, 2021.
The DED said on Twitter, “Thermal scanners and manual temperature checks are not required anymore.
“The Valet Parking protocols, specifically the one covering the seats and steering wheel with plastic, shall be removed.”
The DED also said that the business community in Dubai still continues with the highest levels of compliance with the guidelines with zero fines, zero closures, and zero warnings.
The DED said 449 businesses were fully compliant with the precautionary measures that are set to limit the spread of COVID-19.
On the other hand, Dubai Municipality announced that it will be intensifying its inspections on various establishments across the emirate during the New Year’s Eve celebrations. The Municipality said it has devised a comprehensive plan aimed at ensuring that all sites and facilities comply with the precautionary measures in order to safeguard the health of employees and visitors to the establishments.
The inspections will cover 23 locations, including areas where the fireworks and laser shows will be taking place as well as shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, cafes, parks, salons, beaches and jogging tracks.
The video compared the health workers to superheroes who wore uniforms instead of capes.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHaP) has revealed that it is providing free COVID-19 vaccine for Emiratis and expatriates in 84 government and private hospitals and centres.
MoHAP also announced the death of three patients as a result of COVID-19 complications. The total number of deaths in the country has reached 375, it added.
As India's deadly second wave of COVID-19 continues unabated and its total number of cases now stand at 21.49 million, with infections spreading from overcrowded cities to remote rural villages that are home to nearly 70% of the 1.3 billion population.
Misneach, the dog of Irish president, pawed at his owner vying for attention during an interview, a TikTok video showed.
Hopes that India's rampaging second wave of COVID-19 is peaking were set back on Thursday as record daily infections and deaths were reported and as the virus spread from cities to villages that were poorly equipped to cope.
The Delhi government, in association with a non-profit organisation, has kitted out more than a dozen autorickshaws with hand sanitisers and face masks, while oxygen cylinders are provided on a need basis. The service, which began officially on Tuesday, is free.