The timings of the National Sterilisation Programme have been changed in UAE from 8pm until 6am in the morning.

The new timings will be applicable from Wednesday, May 20, 2020. The timings are to remain this way until any further announcement from the authorities.

At the virtual media briefing on Monday, it was also announced that a number of sales outlets, which include meat and vegetable shops, fruits, toasters, mills, slaughterhouses, fish, coffee and tea, in addition to shops selling nuts, sweets and chocolate, will be operate from 6am until 8pm.

All outlets that are authorised to operate should implement health and safety measures like 30 per cent of the capacity of shoppers, and maintain distance of 2 metres at least between customers, the ministry added.

Shopping centres will operate from 9am to 7pm, and adults above the age of 60 and children below 12 will not be allowed inside malls.