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Khalid Lagoon in Sharjah has been closed for public gatherings. Image Credit: Gulf News/archive

Sharjah: Khalid Lagoon, popularly known as Buhairah Corniche in Sharjah, has been closed for public gatherings as part of the measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.

The Sharjah Emergency and Crisis Management team announced on Tuesday the closure of Khalid Lake (Buhairah Corniche) to limit gatherings in order to preserve the health and safety of the public. The decision came as part of the nation's precautionary measures to confront the spread of coronavirus. The team also urges the public to stay at home and avoid gatherings.

Parks and beaches have already been closed, while Sharjah had also announced a waiver of parking fees across the emirate until further notice.