COVID-19 movement restrictions on elderly and children lifted.

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Dubai: Dubai Media Office announced the ease in restrictions on elderly (older than 60) and children (younger than 12) on Wednesday. The ease in restrictions will be implemented starting June 18, Thursday when elderly and young children can visit malls, shopping centres and other previously restricted public places.

However, in other emirates, those above 70 are still restricted from going to public places while those between the ages of 60 and 70 (earlier restricted) can visit public places. 

The decision to open up activities for this population was taken by the Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai.

The announcement is part of the gradual reopening of economic activities and return to normalcy in the emirate. Stringent precautionary measures will continue to be enforced in public areas and facilities across Dubai based on guidelines issued by local and federal authorities.