|26 March, 2020

Coronavirus in UAE: Public urged to stay at home as 3-day sterilisation starts tonight

The programme will begin at 8pm tonight until 6am on March 29

As part of precautionary measures against coronavirus (COVID-19), Dubai Municipality launched a disinfection campaign to clean and sterilise the streets and roads of Dubai as per the highest international standards. Image: Dubai Media Office Twitter account

As part of precautionary measures against coronavirus (COVID-19), Dubai Municipality launched a disinfection campaign to clean and sterilise the streets and roads of Dubai as per the highest international standards. Image: Dubai Media Office Twitter account

The UAE will carry out a 'National Disinfection Programme' over the next three days, according to the Ministry of Health and Community Protection and the Ministry of Interior

The programme will begin at 8pm on Thursday March 26 and ends at 6am on Sunday March 29, 2020.

During this period, the movement of the traffic and the public will be restricted, while public transpiration and metro services will be halted.

The ministries of Health and the Interior called upon the public to stay at home throughout the sterilisation period, and not to go out except to buy food and medicines or to work in vital sectors such as energy, communications, health, education, security and the police, military, postal, shipping, pharmaceuticals, water and food sector, civil aviation, airports, financial and banking, government media and the services sector, which includes gas stations and construction projects.

The ministries said food outlets, cooperative societies, groceries and supermarkets and pharmacies will be allowed to operate.

The workers' personal or work identity will be checked and verified.

The ministries also called upon the community members to follow instructions during the sanitsation time for their safety and in compliance with the precautionary measures taken by the UAE contain the coronavirus, Covid-19.

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