Dubai extends COVID-19 precautionary measures until start of Ramadan. Precautionary Measures implemented in February have been effective, says Supreme Committee.
Dubai , Dubai
27 February 2021, 12:00 AM
31 March 2021, 12:00 AM
Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management announced the COVID-19 precautionary measures introduced in the beginning of February will be extended until the start of Ramadan in mid-April.
The extension of precautionary measures is based on an evaluation of the evolving COVID-19 situation, data showing the effectiveness of intensified safety measures and the recommendations of frontline authorities.
Commending the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) and the Ministry of Health and Prevention for their success in coordinating counter-pandemic measures, the Committee said it will continue to monitor local and international developments to ensure the optimal response.
The committee praised the pace of the COVID-19 vaccination drive in Dubai and the UAE. As of 25 February, more than 5.8 million vaccine doses and over 30 million tests were administered in the UAE. The country has one of the highest vaccination and testing rates globally. These figures demonstrate the strength and preparedness of the UAE’s healthcare system, the Committee said.