As the relaxation of movement restrictions and stage one openings of businesses is taking place citywide, the new daily curfew from 10pm to 6am, along with health and safety guidelines has been enforced by the Dubai Economy and Government of Dubai as a precautionary measure in efforts to continue the prevention of the spread of COVID-19. The novel coronavirus has now infected over 3.1 million people worldwide, of which 11,380 cases has been recorded in the UAE.
Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Director of the Traffic Department at Dubai Police, explained that under the directives of Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, speed radars have now been modified following the easing of movement restrictions. He said, “Radars are controlled by systems adopting artificial intelligence and it can be adjusted based on the orders. We changed the setting of the radars on all internal roads and highways to catch violators between 10pm and 6am.”
He added, “The restriction order is implemented across the country, and there is no reason to move from one emirate to another except for those working in some sectors.”
While restrictions and bans have been partially lifted countrywide, the UAE government and authorities continue to urge citizens and residents to only leave their homes if absolutely necessary. Permits are still in place for those who wish to step outside for essential purposes and emergencies during the curfew hours.