Dubai has warned shops to stop promotions and sales, and halt all return and exchange policies in a measure to combat the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.\r\nDubai Economy on Twitter listed several other measures that businesses should put in place, including wearing of masks and gloves, shutting clothes fitting rooms, and placing social distancing stickers within the shop.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDubai Media Office\r\n\r\n\u2714@DXBMediaOffice\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nPrecautionary measures for commercial establishments to follow in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. @Dubai_DED\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n36\r\n8:07 PM - May 3, 2020\r\nTwitter Ads info and privacy\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n15 people are talking about this\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDubai allowed shops and malls that were closed\u00a0under the emirate\u2019s lockdown\u00a0to reopen at the beginning of Ramadan, but implemented\u00a0strict new regulations\u00a0including requiring staff and customers to wear face masks and banning promotional offers. The DED has since been carrying out daily inspections, issuing fines and closing stores that violate the regulations.\r\nThe emirate has been inspecting shops to make sure they are complying with coronavirus precautions.\r\nOn Monday, Dubai Economy closed down two shops, issued warnings to 81 more, and imposed a fine on one other, while last week saw significantly higher numbers of closures.\r\nOn Sunday, April 26, authorities\u00a0shut down 21 shops\u00a0and warned 65 others for noncompliance. The shops were located in the same areas of \u201cOld Dubai.\u201d On Monday the number rose to\u00a026 shut and 234 warned, with a further\u00a013 closed\u00a0and 211 more warned on Tuesday.\r\nThe trend continued the following day, with nine stores closed,\u00a018 fined and 176 warned, and Thursday with 19 shops closed and\u00a0165 more warned.\r\nThe UAE\u00a0reported seven new deaths\u00a0from the coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the country\u2019s total death toll to 126. Over 14,000 have been infected with the virus, with 2,663 recoveries.