The UAE Ministry of Health Prevention, MoHAP and the Ministry of Interior, MoI, announced that the disinfection programme will continue. But, that’s not all! Along with the extended dates, the Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster Management also announced that the programme will be extended for 24 hours, for the next two weeks, starting today. The announcement comes as part of UAE’s precautions in the fight against Covid 19. The programme was to end on 4 April as per plan.
Groceries, supermarkets and pharmacies will continue to function normally. Medical examination will also be intensified across the emirate. UAE continues to stress the need for residents to stay indoors throughout this period.
Meanwhile, the UAE’s pollution percentage has decreased over the past few days as a result of periodic sterilization campaign. The Dubai Municipality revealed on Twitter that nitrogen dioxide has dropped by 57% and carbon monoxide by 48% following the National Disinfection Programme.
The UAE's pollution percentage has decreased over the past few days as a result of periodic sterilization campaigns in which #DubaiMunicipality took part in during the framework of the national sterilization program. #StayHome pic.twitter.com/CLheUMtbth
— بلدية دبي | Dubai Municipality (@DMunicipality) April 3, 2020
The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi on Friday launched StayHome app for those in mandatory quarantine. People who have been asked to self quarantine must download the app from Google Play or App Store. The app ensures the person follows all the necessary precautions. Every person will receive a username and a password after which alerts will be sent reminding him to stay within the movement range.
.@DoHSocial has launched a new smartphone application “Stay Home” that ensures people requested to self-quarantine adhere to mandatory quarantine requirements, helping to limit the spread of COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/IrYWIf8mLX
— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) April 3, 2020
The app will also send notifications asking the person to check-in, in order to track his location. The app is a safety precaution to ensure that those in quarantine are not violating the rules laid out by the government in their best interest.