Coronavirus: Abu Dhabi closes tourist attractions, Louvre, theme parks

The Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum designed by French architect Jean Nouvel during its official opening to the public on Saadiyat island in Abu Dhabi. (File photo: AFP)

Abu Dhabi announced on Saturday it would be closing tourist attractions, the Louvre Museum, and theme parks in the country to combat the spread of coronavirus, the media office in the UAE capital announced on Twitter.

Abu Dhabi also said it would be closing down movie theaters in the capital until further notice.

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The announcement is in line with “precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of visitors as a precaution to reduce large gatherings and protect public health against the spread of the Covid-19 virus,” the statement said.

The UAE has confirmed 85 cases of the deadly coronavirus.

The country has since enforced a number of measures to ensure the outbreak is contained, including closing schools and universities, halting several flights to virus-hit countries, and implementing work-from-home measures.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57
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