Abu Dhabi raises capacity of restaurants and cafes to 80%
Today, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development issued a circular to raise the capacity of restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, takeaway outlets and hospitality service operators inside and outside the commercial centers to 80 percent.
According to a statement by the Abu Dhabi government, this is based on the preventive measures issued by the Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Committee resulting from the emirate’s Corona pandemic.
.@AbuDhabiDED has issued a circular instructing restaurants, coffee shops, cafes and other licensed food outlets inside and outside malls to operate at 80% capacity. This follows measures implemented by Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis & Disaster Committee for COVID-19 Pandemic. pic.twitter.com/39AK50XSIl
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The capacity of restaurants and cafes raises
The circular stipulated a set of precautionary measures, including subjecting employees to a corona laser examination “DPI” every two weeks in test centers to be prepared for this purpose, and checking the temperature of employees upon arrival, and the use of tableware and dishes that are thermally sterilized.
To ensure the safety of the public in the emirate in the coming period, especially during the period of Eid Al Adha, Abu Dhabi Police warned the public against complacency in applying the precautionary measures and instructions for the prevention of the “COVID-19” virus, in accordance with the decision regarding the application of the regulation for controlling violations and administrative sanctions issued by a decision of the Council of Ministers for the year 2020, Related to controlling violations, precautionary measures and instructions to limit the spread of the virus.
The capacity of restaurants during the period of Eid Al Adha
To further adhere to the precautionary measures during the period of Eid Al Adha, Saif Al-Dhaheri, the official spokesman of the National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disasters in the UAE, announced earlier that it was decided that Eid Al-Adha prayers would be held in homes and broadcast amplifications through visual and audio means.
The raise of the capacity of mosques
Al-Dhaheri said, during a press conference on Wednesday, 22 July, that it was decided to raise the capacity of mosques to 50 percent, while adhering to the physical distance of two meters, in addition to continuing all the precautionary and preventive measures announced previously.
It was also decided to change the timing between the call to prayer and prayer to 10 minutes for all prayers except for the evening prayer, which will be 5 minutes, as of Monday, August 3, 2020.
Al Dhaheri explained that the Emirates Council for Sharia Fatwa authorized the provision of restricting sacrifices to the authorization of official charitable societies in the state, saying: “We recommend that you pay the price of sacrifices by entrusting the official charitable bodies to slaughter and distribute them, or through the relevant smart applications or by slaughterhouses determined by the local authorities to ensure the application of Precautionary measures and providing services to dealers in vehicles without entering livestock or slaughterhouse markets.
He continued: It is forbidden to deal with roving workers with the aim of sacrificing sacrifices, and everyone who deals with them will be violated in order to ensure the health and safety of members of society, and the need to take care and caution when distributing the sacrifice between family, relatives and neighbors so that they are not a reason for transmitting the virus from one person to another.