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UAE bans smoking shisha in Dubai, Abu Dhabi due to coronavirus

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The UAE banned on Thursday cafes and restaurants in the country from serving shisha as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus.

The representative of the Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi told a local newspaper that those who don’t abide by the new law will be punished by a warning, fines, or restaurant closure, depending on the violation.

The UAE has 74 confirmed coronavirus cases, according to the health ministry.