Pharmaceutical workers wear face masks to serve customers in a pharmacy in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, March 15, 2020.
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Dubai: Some essential stores are to be exempt from the closures announced to curb the spread of COVID-19 on Monday by the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the National Emergency and Crisis and Disasters Management.

These include pharmacies, and food supply outlets, including cooperative societies, groceries and supermarkets, along with fish, meat and vegetables markets dealing with wholesalers.