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A bus stop in Sharjah's Muzairah is temporarily closed.

PHOTO BY SHARJAH RTA


Sharjah closes air-conditioned bus shelters amid coronavirus pandemic

 

DUBAI – All air-conditioned bus stops in Sharjah are closed until further notice, the Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.

The authority said that the move is part of precautionary measures to combat the spread of the new coronavirus or Covid-19 and to preserve public health and safety.

“For your safety, and in order to complete a series of precautionary measures to protect against the emerging coronavirus, it was decided to close all bus stops for air-conditioned buses,” the RTA said. DAJ/Expat Media

UAE authorities have been taking preventive measures across the country to curb the spread of the new coronavirus or Covid-19, which has infected 50 new people on Tuesday (March 24), bringing the total number of cases in the country to 248.

In Dubai, travelers were asked to observe social distancing at the Dubai Metro station in Al Rigga on Wednesday.

Earlier this week, the Dubai Police also dispatched police patrols to remind street goers to stay at home.

The Dubai Police has repeatedly stressed the importance of residents fully complying with directives issued by authorities to safeguard public health.

Police said that violators will face imprisonment and or a fine ranging from Dh200,000 to Dh1 million.

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