While the COVID-19 pandemic is still an on-going concern, Dubai is making progress when it comes to stopping the spread of the virus.
Yesterday the Dubai Health Authority confirmed only 490 new cases of the disease – a decrease when compared to the numbers of previous days’ where over 500 cases were being diagnosed – on its Instagram.
Heightened restrictions and close monitoring of Dubai’s Naif and Al Ras areas appear to have contributed to a drop in COVID-19 cases.
As a result the 24-hour lockdown was lifted and free movement between 6:00 and 22:00 is now allowed throughout the emirate.
According to The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, no new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the last two days in Naif and Al Ras. Over 6,000 tests were carried out on residents in both areas in less than a month. The success is due to the comprehensive sterilisation programme, along with the close monitoring and isolation of suspected cases.
Dherar Belhoul Al Falasi, Director General of the Watani Al Emarat, said “The Dubai’s Crisis and Disaster Management committee had acted swiftly to put in place measures, including the 24 hour curfew in Naif area to combat the spread of the virus, otherwise the situation would have been disastrous.”
Both The Dubai Mall and Mall of The Emirates have partially reopened, along with notable restaurants and eateries throughout the emirate. The Dubai authorities have put strict measures into place, to ensure everyone in public is adhering to proper social distancing rules and regulations, in order to stop the spread of the virus.
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