To curb the spread of coronavirus, Abu Dhabi has banned private gatherings and parties.

It was announced by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee that as of today, February 7, parties and gatherings are prohibited. Meanwhile, the number of people at marriage ceremonies has been limited to 10 and a maximum of 20 people can attend funerals and mourning services.

A cap has also been put on public beaches and parks to 60 per cent, private beaches and pools to 50 per cent, taxis to 45 per cent and buses to 75 per cent.

This comes after the maximum capacity malls was changed to 40 per cent and gyms are now limited to 50 per cent capacity.

As for restaurants and cafes, the maximum capacity they can run at is 60 per cent, with all of the required social distancing guidelines in place.

Meanwhile, cinemas have also been ordered to close completely, which Vox Cinemas announced on Friday.

“In compliance with the government-mandated closure of cinemas in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, VOX Cinemas will be temporarily closed from Friday, 5 February until further notice,” Vox said in a statement on their official Instagram page. We will be back soon so please stay tuned for updates on reopening.”

Then, on Saturday, February 6, it was announced that all Abu Dhabi government offices would be operating at a maximum of 30 per cent capacity.

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