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DUBAI — Life in the seaside city of Dubai, known for its skyscrapers, restaurants and beaches, has shrunk to the confines of individual homes under a 24-hour lockdown to combat soaring coronavirus infections that reached nearly 3,000 on Friday.
Of all the new movement restrictions, however, a ban on dog walking has hit the affluent expatriate community living in apartment blocks particularly hard.
Dubai authorities have made it clear that dog walking does not fall under the category of permissible activities such as grocery shopping and visiting the pharmacy (which still require an online permit).
Instead, local newspapers have been filled with chipper advice from vets about teaching animals to go to the bathroom inside.
“You basically need to retrain them as if they were a young puppy again,” said one veterinarian to the National newspaper, adding that it will take a lot of time and patience.
Another recommended using puppy training pads inside the apartment.
[Source: Washington Post]