The Abu Dhabi toll gate.
PHOTO BY ARCHIVE
Updated on June 9
DUBAI – Starting on Tuesday (June 2), anyone residing in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafrah will be banned from traveling outside their respective emirate for eight hours daily.
On June 9, the Abu Dhabi Emergency and Crisis Committee announced that that ban will be extended for one more week ending on June 16.
Residents are allowed to move within their region before the curfew or from 6am to 10pm, according to the Abu Dhabi Media office in a statement.
Movement within each region is allowed in line with National Sterilisation Programme hours.
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The new measure covers all Abu Dhabi residents, including UAE nationals. Exemptions on the travel ban are available by special permit for employees in vital sectors, chronic disease patients visiting hospitals and the transportation of necessary goods. Individuals must apply for a permit from the Abu Dhabi Police through https://es.adpolice.gov.ae/en/movepermit
Meanwhile, travel to Abu Dhabi, Al Ain or Al Dhafrah will be banned for one week beginning on June 2.
The committee said the new measure is in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Police and the Department of Health.
In a statement carried by Abu Dhabi Government Media Office, authorities said the measure is aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of the disinfection drive.
“This step… is in line with a series of precautionary and preventative measures being taken to reduce contact, curb the spread of Covid-19, and protect the health and safety of all community members,” authorities said.
The announcement came as Abu Dhabi relaxed movement restrictions in malls and restaurants, increasing the customer capacity from 30 percent to 40 percent starting on Monday (June 1). ICA/Expat Media
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