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Dubai Metro, tram services suspended


DUBAI – Dubai Metro and tram services in Dubai will be suspended starting on Sunday (April 5) as Dubai extended its sterilization campaign to 24 hours for two weeks.

In a message to, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said that Dubai Metro and tram services will be suspended “until further notice”.

To help individuals who are permitted to leave their homes during the sterilization period, public bus rides will be free while a 50 percent discount will be applied on Dubai taxi fares, according to the RTA.

“The measures aim to help members of the public who need to leave their homes for essential purposes and those who work in vital sectors,” said Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA.

The RTA said it wants to provide “extensive support to community members during this challenging period and stressed that everyone’s cooperation is critical to combat the pandemic”.

During the disinfection programme, only those who need to buy “essential food supplies or medicine or perform essential jobs in vital sectors” are allowed to go out.

Those working in the following sectors are also exempted: 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.

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