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Sterilization drive complete, curfew lifted in UAE

25 June 2020

The national sterilization drive in the UAE is complete and the movement restrictions have been lifted, it has been announced.

Now, children under the age of 12 will be allowed in restaurants and malls, although stringent measures need to be followed, and social distancing and wearing of masks would be mandatory, said Saif Al Dhaheri, Spokesperson, National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, UAE.

All facilities in the UAE including the public transportation and metro services, public and private facilities, all came under the national sterilisation programme. This will continue so that the health and safety of the public can be preserved.

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Few preventive measures to be followed:

  • The COVID-19 preventive measures should still be followed when travelling, such as:
  • People should still adhere to the rule of ‘three people per car’ limit, unless it is a family car.
  • Public gatherings are still prohibited, and avoidance of family visits is preferred to ensure the health and safety of all.
  • Social spacing, wearing of mask and gloves when leaving the house should be followed.

The rules and fines that the UAE has put in place to ensure the safety of residents, nationals and visitors will remain as is.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai has announced the end of national sterilization program in Dubai, in line with the decision of the National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management. The residents of Dubai are free to go out anytime but all are required to adhere to various preventive measures such as wearing masks and social distancing measures.

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries.

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