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Dubai private sector to operate at 100% capacity from June 3

Dubai private sector to operate at 100% capacity from June 3

The directive was issued by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has announced that shopping malls and private sector businesses in Dubai will operate at 100 per cent capacity from Wednesday.

The Dubai Media Office tweeted the decision on Tuesday, June 2, citing Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management.

The committee said that private sector employees suffering from respiratory conditions and those with compromised immunity should continue working remotely.

The operating hours for companies and shopping malls will be from 6am-11pm, during which public movement within the emirate is permitted.

Shopping malls have the freedom to choose their operating hours provided it is within the period during which public movement is permitted.

The Committee added that the decision “is part of the gradual reopening of economic activities in the emirate and efforts to restore normalcy…without compromising on preventive steps aimed at protecting people’s health and safety.”

Key measures to be implemented include temperature screening of employees, visitors and customers, and provision of an isolation room for suspected cases.

Companies must restrict the number of employees allowed to be present in the pantry at any given time and ensure all mandatory guidelines outlined by health authorities are followed.

Employees of private sector companies and shopping malls, as well as visitors to these locations must wear face masks, maintain a minimum distance of two metres from others, use hand sanitisers and regularly wash their hands.

As for malls, mandatory measures include frequently sterilising all facilities and common areas in the mall, providing sanitisers across the mall and its entrances, and screening people’s temperature at entrances to identify suspected cases.

All shopping malls are required to provide a dedicated room to isolate suspected cases in accordance with the set protocols.

Inspections will be held to ensure full adherence to guidelines. Both members of the public and shopping malls will face fines if they violate guidelines.

Last week, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, said that 50 per cent of all Dubai government employees would resume working from their offices on Sunday, May 31.

The remaining will do so starting from June 14.

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