Carrefour Announces New Working Hours Amidst Covid 19

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Carrefour Announces New Working Hours Amidst Covid 19

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Considering UAE’s massive sterilization drive, supermarkets in Dubai have announced a change in the working hours. Carrefour, UAE’s largest retail chain announced that it will now be open from 8am until 8pm. The new timing comes in line with Dubai’s sterilization drive, scheduled to take place until 5 April.

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The sterilization drive is a bid to sanitize the city, thereby ensuring the residents are safe. The sterilization will kick off at 8:00 pm everyday and run until 6:00 am next morning. Carrefour Hypermarkets in Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Fujairah will temporarily function from 8am until 8pm.

Credits: Carrefour

What Else?

Amidst the coronavirus threat, supermarkets in UAE have been instructed to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres between customers at billing counters and in queues. Retail outlets and supermarkets have adhered to the new rule by installing placards and floor signs to educate customers on the same. Furthermore, trolleys are cleaned and sanitized every 15 minutes as a safety measure.

The Abu Dhabi Government Media Office tweeted: “Crowding and queues for purchases are to be prevented, and a distance of at least 1.5 metres kept between shoppers in queues, indicated by signs on the ground.”

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Meanwhile, the UAE government has announced strict rules asking residents to stay indoors. Even if you do step out, it needs to be only for basic necessities, such as grocery shopping. But what if there’s a way to do that, from the comfort of your home? Stay safe, and make use of these applications that let you order at the finger of a button. Below is a list of some of the most convenient supermarket apps, that deliver groceries right to your homes.

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