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Dubai restricts numbers in hotels and malls in bid to slow COVID-19

Dubai has cut the number of people allowed in shopping malls and hotels as part of new measures to halt a sharp rise in COVID-19 infections.

From Tuesday, bars will close and cinemas, cafes and restaurants will also face restrictions.

The measures come as the UAE is increasingly concerned by the rise in cases since December.

The Emirates on Monday recorded nine deaths and 2,730 new coronavirus infections from the previous 24 hours. While the figures have reduced from last week’s record highs of almost 4,000 cases a day, they remain far higher than in May when the UAE entered a strict lockdown.


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