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UAE Announces Completion of Nationwide Disinfection Program

UAE Announces Completion of Nationwide Disinfection Program

Friday, 26 June, 2020 - 10:45
People wearing protective masks walk at the Dubai Mall on May 27. (AFP)
Abu Dhabi - Asharq Al-Awsat

Spokesperson of the UAE’s National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) Dr. Saif Dhaheri announced the completion of its National Disinfection Program.


The program was launched on March 26 due to the coronavirus outbreak and resulted in lockdowns of up to 24 hours.


“Children under 12 will now be permitted in all restaurants and malls throughout the UAE,” he added.


In a virtual press briefing on Wednesday, Dhaheri noted that the National Disinfection Program has completed its tasks at all facilities nationwide, including the public transportation and metro service.


He stressed that public gatherings will continue to banned. He also discouraged people from carrying out family visits to ensure the health and safety of all, highlighting the need to adhere to social distancing and wearing masks and gloves upon leaving the house.


Certain rules will remain, he added, such as the limit of three people in every car unless they are members of the same family.


He warned against violating the precautionary measures taken by the state, stressing that the law will be applied strictly to violators.


“This is to serve the interest of the public and maintain security of the community members.”


The UAE has reported 46,563 coronavirus cases, 35,165 recoveries and 308 fatalities.


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