Nine food trading activities received permission to be open from 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM. At the same time, all retail outlets must strictly observe all precautions related to the fight against the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.
Among the nine types of food outlets which may remain open, the official announcement lists:
– Meat trading,
– Fruits & vegetables trading,
– Fish trading,
– Coffee trading,
– Tea trading,
– Nuts trading, chocolate, and sweets trading that located inside shopping malls.
The listed commercial activities are exempted from closure for the duration of the National Disinfection Program in UAE. For the stores to work, they must comply with a number of conditions. All employees of such stores must obtain move permits. The premises must comply with sanitary standards, personal protective equipment is used in the work process and disinfection procedures are carried out. When serving visitors, it is imperative to maintain the principles of social distancing.