The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has announced that the movement restrictions in Al Ras and Naif areas have been relaxed, in line with the rest of the city. Residents and employees in the areas will have to adhere to the health and safety guidelines provided by the government and comply with the 10pm to 6am citywide curfew.
Dubai’s beloved historic districts have had zero new COVID-19 cases recorded in the last two days, proving previous decision of implementing a total lockdown had been made by the Government of Dubai in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the densely populated area where over 6,000 COVID-19 tests had been conducted in a short span of time, pas paid off.
#Dubai's Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management eases restrictions on movement in Al Ras and Naif. The Decision comes as both areas record zero COVID-19 cases in the last two days.— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) April 26, 2020
The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management along with the COVID-19 Command and Control Centre, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai Police, Dubai Civil Defense, Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai, Dubai Municipality and Watani Al Emarat Foundation and other authorities had come together to provide care and essential supplies for the residents in the districts during the major lockdown, ensuring the safety and well-being of the overall community.
More than 6,000 tests were conducted among residents in the areas in less than a month. The achievement was the result of the combined efforts of all teams involved in the comprehensive sterilisation programme.— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) April 26, 2020
While all citizens and residents of Dubai experience the stage one openings of shopping malls, retailers, restaurants and other businesses citywide, the UAE government urges people to leave their homes only if necessary and encourages all individuals to follow the health and safety guidelines, which includes wearing protective masks and practicing social distancing in public. A fine of Dhs1,000 will be issued to those who do not wear protective masks as they leave their homes.
The novel coronavirus has now infected close to three million people and caused over 200,000 deaths across the globe.
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