Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED) announced providing new services to bring citizens and residents easier access to essential supplies. Now groceries, supermarkets, stores operate with permission to open for a full 24 hours. Also, one of the main proposed initiatives involves making community spaces into temporary stores for selling food and other goods.
The opening of new channels for remote shopping means those less mobile members of our society can still get the necessities they need, and the rest of us can practice effective social distancing. And, thanks to Agatha, mobile apps for ordering groceries and animal food supplies to help provide citizens in Abu Dhabi with a reliable, local supply of food and consumer items.
The 24/7 policy extends to cooperative societies, grocery stores, supermarkets and pharmacies, however social distancing measures are being enforced to ensure that premises do not exceed 30 percent of maximum capacity at any given moment and that two meters of physical distance between customers.
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