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Abu Dhabi resumes movement restrictions on July 19, public told to stay home


DUBAI – Abu Dhabi will resume movement restrictions for the public on Monday (July 19), with the public to remain indoors during a nightly disinfection campaign against Covid-19.

The movement restriction will be from midnight until 5am starting on July 19, according to the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee.

The public must remain indoors “unless absolutely necessary” during this period, and can only leave their home to buy food, medicine or “essential supplies”.

In order to leave their home during the disinfection period, the public must apply for a permit from the Abu Dhabi Police through

“The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has launched the National Sterilisation Programme in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, starting from Monday, July 19, as part of efforts to protect public health and prevent the spread of Covid-19,” according to Abu Dhabi Media Office.

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“Sterilisation will take place daily between midnight and 5am. During these hours, the movement of traffic and the public will be restricted and there will be no transportation services.

During this period, municipality workers will sterilize all public utilities and public transport. Streets, malls, mosques and all public places will also be disinfected.

“The public must stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary to go out, or to get essential supplies, such as food and medicine.” ICA/Expat Media

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