UAE Announces New Disinfection Timings

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
UAE Announces New Disinfection Timings

UAE National Disinfection Programme timings have been revised from 10pm until 6am instead of 8pm to 6am, starting Saturday May 30, 2020. The decision has been approved and announced by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, Ministry of the Interior and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA).

However, there will be no changes in Dubai. The timings in Dubai will continue to be 11 pm- 6 am. All emirates excluding Dubai will have the sterilisation programme between 10pm to 6am as of Saturday May 30. The timings were revised to aid the gradual reopening of economic activities.

Supermarkets and pharmacies will continue to operate for 24 hours. The Ministry of Health also added that business must continue to adhere to safety precautions. Meanwhile, here’s a list of all the places now open in Dubai.

List Of Places Open In Dubai

-Dubai Airport is now open for people who want to return to the UAE and for transit passengers.

-Gyms reopen with 50% capacity

– Cinemas reopen with 30% capacity

-Dubai attractions like Dolphinarium, Ski Dubai, ice rink and the Green Planet reopen with with social distancing and constant sterilisation.

– Dubai salons reopen with 50% capacity

-Beaches, parks and the Dubai Frame reopen under the vigilance of social distancing monitors.

-Malls in the city will remain open from 10 am – 10 pm everyday

-Dubai retail stores and wholesale outlets reopen.

-ENT Clinics, children’s health centres be open, and will permit surgeries that go up to two-and-a-half hours.

-Entertainment centers and recreational venues like the Dubai Ice Rink and Dolphinarium are open.

-All government centres like Amer and Tasheel are open.

-Dubai Economy announced that offices and commercial activities can resume business with 50% capacity. Previously, 30% was the permitted workforce. However, the percentage has increased now. Besides, elevators must have clear markings on the floor indicating social distancing.

Guidelines To Be Followed

All businesses should abide with new sterilisation timings.

Everyone should be wearing a mask at all times.

Everyone should always maintain a two meter social distance.

All passengers arriving in the country should adhere to 14 days quarantine.

Children under 12 and elderly above 60 and people with chronic diseases are not allowed to enter shopping centers, cinemas, gyms and educational institutes.