As virus cases rise, UAE adjusts to a new normal in pandemic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates is opening up its cavernous malls and restaurants even as confirmed coronavirus cases spike, in a gamble to stimulate its economy while still trying to fight off the pandemic. That’s led to a new normal here of temperature checks, social distancing monitors at supermarkets and marked-off empty seats on the city’s driver-less Metro. But crowds already have come to the malls and others are leaving their homes after weeks of a lockdown, eager to party in a city known for its nightlife and increasing the risk of the virus spreading.