As part of a series of measures to contain COVID-19, United Arab Emirates’ National Media Council has announced a temporary halt to the distribution of newspapers, magazines and marketing material in printed form.
The ban won’t apply to authority-approved health awareness materials. But many other printed items will be affected and, indeed, banned from public spaces including residential complexes, hotels and restaurants, health clinics and so on.
News & Tech reported that, “Newspapers in the country with advanced digital infrastructure will go on in their key role publishing on issues of national importance across their platforms.”
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