Abu Dhabi reopens cinemas at 30% capacity
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Abu Dhabi reopens cinemas at 30% capacity

Abu Dhabi reopens cinemas at 30% capacity

Cinemas in the emirate were previously ordered to close indefinitely from February 5

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Cinemas in Abu Dhabi have been permitted to reopen at 30 per cent of their capacity, officials have confirmed.

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee said that all precautionary measures including wearing masks, maintaining physical distance, and regular sanitising must be adhered to while reopening these cinemas.

Cinemas in the emirate were ordered to close indefinitely from February 5.

While cinemas have been permitted to reopen at a limited capacity, there has been no updates yet on the other restrictions which are in place in the emirate.

Currently, shopping malls have been permitted to operate at at 40 per cent capacity; taxis at 45 per cent; gyms, private beaches and swimming pools at 50 per cent; restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, public beaches and parks at 60 per cent and buses to 75 per cent.

Read: Covid-19: Abu Dhabi issues new restrictions for tourism, commercial and economic activities

The number of guests at wedding ceremonies is restricted to 10, while 20 people will be allowed to gather for funerals and mourning services.

On February 23, Abu Dhabi reduced the “green list” to just 10 countries. Passengers arriving from the green list are exempt from mandatory quarantine measures after landing in Abu Dhabi and are only required to undergo PCR testing upon arrival at Abu Dhabi Airport.

Read: Abu Dhabi removes Saudi Arabia from ‘green list’, destinations cut to 10

On Saturday, the UAE reported 2,959 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total number of infections detected to date up to 408,236.

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