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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has issued a new circular allowing owners of cinemas inside shopping malls across Abu Dhabi to resume operations and open their doors to the public provided they comply to the precautionary measures being implemented to curb the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19.
The circular directs cinema owners to resume their activities at only 30 percent capacity of their halls. It also directs them to continuously sanitise and clean all their service facilities and common areas where food and beverage products are sold.
The circular added that cinema owners also should apply social distancing measures between visitors inside and outside the cinema halls; comply with wearing masks; and conduct COVID-19 tests for all their staff members. "Granting the cinema reopening permit is subject to the fulfillment of all the set of requirements," he noted.
Moreover, hand sanitisers should be offered in all public areas, entries, exits, washrooms, and other prominent areas.
The Ministry stressed in a statement on Saturday that, its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
The Ministry of Education and the Umm Al Quwain emergency, crisis and disaster management team announced schools in Umm Al Quwain will switch to 100 per cent online learning ‘until further notice’.
The webinars addressed the impact of COVID-19 on innovation and the global economy, along with wellness at work and responsible innovation.
Police sources said a bus carrying ITBP personnel back after completion of their Amarnath Yatra duties met with an accident in the Chandanwari area of Pahalgam tehsil.
Instantly, the patrols and the National Ambulance were dispatched to the reported location from which the child was transferred to Al Qasimi Hospital, where he was declared dead in the hospital at 7pm on the same day.
"Sixteen bodies were found during search and rescue efforts," the ministry said in a statement, adding that 18 people were still missing. Officials said more than 350 rescuers are at work on the ground.