The UAE has announced the extension of the National Disinfection Programme and thus the nationwide curfew from 8:00pm to 6:00am daily.
Today was supposed to be the last day of the nationwide curfew and sterilisation drive, however, the disinfection programme has been extended after the success of the campaign since its launch on March 26, as announced by the Ministry of Health and Prevention and Ministry of Interior, (MoI).
Also, local authorities in each emirate will be able to draw and implement disinfection plans that will accommodate the requirements of its own facilities and establishments. The National Disinfection Programme will be subject to periodic assessment as per recommendations approved by the World Health Organisation, (WHO), and established international practices.
Movement WILL be restricted during the overnight drive, residents can only leave their homes for emergency purposes such as to purchase food, medicines and other essentials
Also, people working in sectors like, energy, communication, health, education, security, and the police, along with the military, and the postal, freight, pharmaceutical, water, food, civil aviation, airport, passport, finance and banking, and government media sectors, in addition to the services sector, which includes gas stations and construction projects, will be permitted to step out for duty but SHOULD present their Emirates ID and work ID when asked by authorities.