Disinfection of streets is underway in Dubai.


UAE National Disinfection Programme, curfew timings changed


DUBAI – The timings for the National Disinfection Program in the UAE has been changed to 8pm until 6am.

The new timings will be effective from Wednesday (May 20) until further announcement.

During this period, the public is expected to stay at home or risk getting fined Dh3,000.

Meanwhile, shopping centres will open from 9am to 7pm during the Eid holidays, which is expected to start on May 22 or 23 depending on the moon sighting.

Adults above the age of 60 and children below 12 will not be allowed inside malls.

Food outlets, cooperatives, groceries, supermarkets and pharmacies can continue to operate 24 hours a day during the sterilisation program.

Butchers, vegetable and fruit shops, slaughter houses, fish stores, mills and confectionary shops, will be open from 6am to 8pm.

Bigger fines for violators

Meanwhile, Salem Al Zaabi, Acting Head of the Public Prosecution for Emergencies, Crises and Disasters, said violators of the UAE’s stay-home initiative and social distancing measures will be given bigger fines.

Anyone caught not wearing a mask in public will be fined Dh3,000. Those caught not following social distancing rules will also be fined Dh3,000. Curfew violators will also be fined Dh3,000. ICA/Expat Media

Check out the full list of fines here

Coronavirus in UAE: New list of fines and rules

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