In efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus that has now infected over 859,000 people worldwide, of which 664 cases are based in the UAE, the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has announced Dubai’s first official lockdown to carry out the execution of an intensified sterilisation procedure for the duration of two weeks. The operation is currently taking place across the immensely populated Al Ras district in Deira.
Avoid the routes that point towards this direction as Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority have implemented temporary road closures restricting any entry to the district during the sanitation period. This includes Al Musalla, Al Khaleej, and Baniyas Street. The metro will pass through the area without stopping at the Al Ras, Palm Deira and Baniyas Square stations. In addition, public buses have been given new routes to bypass this location.
Dubai Police has confirmed the needs of the residents of Al Ras who are currently experiencing extensive restrictions - such as essential supplies, including food and medicines - will continuously be delivered by the Dubai Health Authority for the duration of the sterilisation.
Until then, wash your hands, stay safe and download the digital issue of Grazia here.
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