Dubai shuts bars after coronavirus surge in influencer-packed hotspot

Dubai on Monday ordered bars and pubs to close until the end of the month to suppress a spike in coronavirus cases, after tourists flocked to the emirate over the holiday period. The closures, effective from Tuesday, are among a raft of steps “taken in response to rising violations of preventive measures,” authorities said in a statement. Indoor venues, including cinemas and sports venues, will have their capacity cut by half. Dubai’s vast shopping malls, as well as hotels, swimming pools and private beaches, must operate at 70 percent of capacity. Restaurants and cafes are required to close b…

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