Earlier in the month, the capital city implemented movement restrictions to travel within the regions as a form of containing the spread of COVID-19. Authorities have decided to extend the ban starting from 16 June for another week.
Authorities stated that in the past two weeks more than 388,000 residents who were tested for the virus. The decision has been made by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee for the COVID-19 Pandemic along with Abu Dhabi Police and the Abu Dhabi Department of Health (DoH) to ensure the safety and well-being of all the residents of the emirate.
The ban applies to all movements between the regions of Abu Dhabi (both Al Ain and Al Dhafrah) and applies to both residents of Abu Dhabi as well as the UAE nationals, therefore residents are asked to stay within the regions and not travel outside to other parts of the UAE.
The exceptions only apply to employees who have hold of a special permit in vital sectors, or people with serious circumstances such as patients who are diagnosed with a chronic illness and require to visit hospitals and lastly for the transportation of necessities. All these movements will be monitored and will only be allowed at times after the daily disinfection procedure which runs through 10pm to 6am.