Abu Dhabi restaurants, cafes can now operate at 80% capacity

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Restaurants, coffee shops, cafes and other licensed food outlets in Abu Dhabi can now operate at 80 per cent capacity.

That's according to a new circular issued by the Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi, which added that staff at these outlets must undergo laser-based DPI screening for the virus every two weeks.

That's not all. Regular temperature checks for employees and use of reusable cutlery are also part of the guidelines issued by the Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis & Disaster Committee to combat the spread of COVID-19.

The new rule will apply to outlets both inside and outside shopping malls.

It's part of efforts by the emirate to ensure business continuity while protecting the health and safety of staff and consumers.

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