Dubai bans cafes from serving drinks in baby bottles amid COVID-19

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Dubai Economy has banned local cafes from serving coffee and drinks in baby bottles amid COVID-19 fears and “to preserve local customs,” authorities announced on Twitter Saturday, after the trend took social media by storm.

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According to the statement and social media videos, visitors had been bringing baby bottles to cafes where they would have them filled with coffee and beverages.

“The Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection (CCCP) Sector in Dubai Economy directed coffee shops to stop serving drinks in baby bottles,” the DED said in a tweet.

Authorities said this “indiscriminate use of baby bottles is not only against local traditions but mishandling the bottle could contribute to the spread of COVID.”


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