Temperature checkpoints and posters telling workers to keep more than a metre apart at Japanese automaker Honda Motor’s reopened plant in the Chinese city of Wuhan show how the coronavirus has created a new normal on the factory floor.
Maj. Gen. Ali Abdullah Bin Alwan, Commander-in-Chief of Ras Al Khaimah Police, has directed to reopen the Traffic and Licensing Services Centre, the Office of Internal and External Office of Drivers Test, and Heavy Test Centre, in the Al-Saadi area, starting from (Sunday-May10, 2020). These service centres will allow entry of 30 per cent only of their capacity of customers to be served inside the centres, based on directives of Maj. Gen Alwan to ensure safety of employees and customers.
Clutching bags from designer boutiques in their gloved hands, customers are back at Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest shopping havens that has reopened under strict safeguards against coronavirus.
Shoppers in all emirates are now glad at the reopening of their favourite shopping destinations after over two months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With all safety measures, including the sanitisation guidelines approved by the government for the residents, two major malls in Ras Al Khaimah have been reopened.
Sheikha Manal Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council, President of Dubai Women Establishment, President of Dubai Ladies Club, and wife of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, announced the resumption of activities at Dubai Ladies Club and opening its newly enhanced, modernised, and uplifted Fitness Centre starting 2 June, 2020.
With the opening of the mosques for the public, the Community Development Authority in Dubai (CDA) has revealed the resumption of prayers in non-Muslim houses of worship licensed by CDA. This comes after completing a series of indicative and precautionary measures that continued over weeks.
As countries around the globe take strenuous efforts to bring COVID-19 under control while safeguarding jobs and incomes, it should be kept in mind that the economic recovery from the pandemic will be more gradual than previously forecast, as predicted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Leading shopping, entertainment and other leisure destinations have opened their doors for visitors after the closure for around two months.
Sri Lanka plans to reopen its tourism sector in mid-June by allowing only small groups of visitors to begin with, a local newspaper quoted a senior tourism ministry official as saying.