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Sanitation teams disinfect Dubai streets.

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Covid-19 in UAE: Curfew and disinfection extended

 

DUBAI – The UAE’s curfew and National Disinfection Drive will be continued as part of preventive measures to contain Covid-19, the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the Ministry of Interior announced on Saturday (April 4).

Launched on March 26, the National Disinfection Drive was originally extended to April 5 as the country took preventive measures against the coronavirus pandemic.

On Saturday, the UAE ministries announced that the campaign will be continued. They did not give a timeline on when it will end, but said it will be “subject to periodic assessment”.

The ministries said that local authorities in each emirate will be able to implement disinfection plans that will accommodate the requirements of their own facilities and establishments.

UPDATE AS OF 9PM: DUBAI EXTENDS CURFEW, DISINFECTION CAMPAIGN TO 24 HOURS FOR 2 WEEKS

Coronavirus in UAE: 24-hour Dubai curfew, disinfection campaign

Following Saturday’s announcement on the continuation of the campaign, public and traffic movement for the rest of the UAE will continue to be restricted daily from 8pm to 6am when sanitation measures will be carried out in public areas.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention and the Ministry of Interior called on the public to cooperate in order to facilitate the work of sanitation teams.

The ministries said that the public must stay home within the sanitation period “unless absolutely necessary to obtain essential food supplies or medicine or perform essential jobs in vital sectors”.

Authorities will be inspecting the identification cards of anyone caught in public during the curfew period.

Only those working in the following sectors are allowed to go out: Energy, communication, health, education, security, and the police, along with the military, and the postal, freight, pharmaceutical, water, food, civil aviation, airport, passport, finance and banking, government media, and the services sector, which includes gas stations and construction projects. ICA/Expat Media

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