The Government of Dubai has directed all shisha cafes and coffee shops to stop serving Shisha immediately for 2 weeks as a precautionary measure. This directive was posted in a post by Dubai Media Office as per statement from the Dubai Municipality and Department of Economic Development.
According to the World Health Organization, the transmission of the virus is through small droplets from the nose or mouth which land on objects and surfaces. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Below is the full announcement as shared on Twitter by @DXBMediaOffice:
As part of the precautionary measures to ensure public health, Dubai’s Department of Economic Development & Dubai Municipality direct all shisha cafes and coffee shops to stop serving Shisha immediately, and for two weeks.
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 12, 2020