Glitzy Dubai limits entertainment activity as virus cases spike

Dubai clamped down on its entertainment scene Thursday and suspended non-essential surgery in hospitals after a spike in coronavirus cases in the UAE as the glitzy emirate stays open to tourists. One of the seven emirates that make up the UAE, Dubai has branded itself this winter as an open, sunny and quarantine-free escape. But Covid-19 infections have surged since the New Year and the UAE registered a daily record of 3,529 new cases on Thursday, a new high for the 10th consecutive day. “To ensure public health and safety, all entertainment permits issued will be on hold effective immediately…

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