Dubai Extends COVID-19 Precautionary Measures Until Start Of Ramadan

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by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
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Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management announced the extension of COVID-19 precautionary measures until the start of Ramadan. This means that all the intensified safety measures put in place recently will hold effective until mid-April.

List Of All The New Covid-19 Precautions In Place

1. Indoor seating venues, cinemas and other entertainment venues will operate at 50% capacity.

2. Shopping malls, hotels, swimming pools, and private beaches will operate at 70% capacity.

3. Restaurants and cafes will close by 1:00 am.

4. Pubs/bars will remain closed.

5. Tough penalties will be imposed on those who violate the rules.

The Supreme Committee said the country’s response to the pandemic is part of an integrated plan to combat COVID-19. Commending the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) and the Ministry of Health and Prevention for their success in coordinating counter-pandemic measures, the Committee said it will continue to monitor local and international developments to ensure the optimal response.

The Committee praised the pace of the COVID-19 vaccination drive in Dubai and the UAE. As of 25 February, more than 5.8 million vaccine doses and over 30 million tests were administered in the UAE. The country has one of the highest vaccination and testing rates globally. These figures demonstrate the strength and preparedness of the UAE’s healthcare system, the Committee said.

Precautionary measures that will be extended until the start of Ramadan include: -Indoor venues, including cinemas and entertainment and sports venues, will continue to operate at 50% of maximum capacity and under intensified precautionary measures.

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