The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has announced a partial easing of restrictions on movement in Dubai which means that public transportation will resume in the city. This does not include water transport, car sharing such as Udrive and Ekar, trams and limo services. The relaunch of public transport will be limited to the metro, taxis and buses which will be permitted to operate from 7am to11pm each day from Sunday 26 April.
The RTA has been directed to continue applying regular sterilisation programmes for all its vehicles and stations to ensure the safety of the RTA staff and passengers during their commute. It is also mandatory that they enforce social distancing, and restricting or limiting the usage of elevators at the metro stations, and taxis are only permitted to carry two people at a timee.
In efforts to reduce the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus, which has now infected over 2.6 million people worldwide, all passengers and staff must comply with the health and safety guidelines provided by the the government and authorities which include wearing protective masks throughout their journeys.
In additional recent developments, the UAE has prepared to reopen shopping malls and centres in Abu Dhabi and Dubai with extensive safety guidelines for shoppers and employees to follow until further notice.