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DUBAI — Dubai, the commercial hub of the United Arab Emirates, tightened its lockdown for one of the oldest parts of the city on Tuesday for the next two weeks to battle the spreading novel coronavirus.
The city’s al-Ras area, home to a gold market and spice market, is densely populated, largely with residents from South Asia and Iran. And it has some of the more traditional buildings in a city otherwise known for glitzy malls and towering skyscrapers.
Further messages said the three main roads leading into the neighborhood would be blocked and three metro stations would be shuttered, while everyone except residents of the area would be barred from entering.
“Teams from the Dubai Health Authority will provide all essential supplies to the residents of the area during the two-week period,” read another announcement, suggesting that no one would be allowed to leave to purchase food.
Since Thursday, the wealthy Persian Gulf emirate has been locking down nearly all movement at night to …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]