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UAE ends National Sterilisation Programme with immediate effect


The UAE government announced that the National Sterilisation Programme has ended as of Wednesday, June 24.

Movement restrictions across the country have been lifted, except for Abu Dhabi where entry to the emirate is currently suspended and requires a permit issued by the Abu Dhabi Police for exempted categories of individuals to enter the emirate.

While announcing the end of the nationwide National Sterilisation Programme, that had commenced in March, a government official said that a few preventive measures will continue to remain in effect.

Dr Saif Dhaheri, spokesperson of the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) said public gatherings will remain prohibited, and called for people to avoid family visits, to maintain social distancing norms, and to wear masks and gloves when leaving home, reported official news agency WAM.

“It is compulsory to follow the three-passenger limit per vehicle if not from the same family. However, members of the same family are allowed to travel in the same vehicle,” said Dhaheri.

He warned against violating any of the preventive measures and stated that legal action would be initiated against flouting the directives.

“The National Disinfection Programme has completed the sterilisation of all utilities nationwide, including means of public transport,” added Dhaheri, adding that sterilisation of public and private establishments will continue to ensure public safety.



Elaboration by IICUAE on source Gulf Business.com