UAE Coronavirus safety: National Sterilisation Programme timings changed to 10pm-6am

UAE Coronavirus safety: National Sterilisation Programme
The new timings will encourage individuals and organizations across the Emirates of UAE to reopen businesses gradually. 

Officials in the UAE have declared updated timings for the National Sterilization Program from Saturday, May 30, in their battle against Covid-19. 

The Ministry of Health, Ministry of Interior and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) have modified the sanitization program timings to 10pm to 6am, Wam news report on Friday. 

The past timings were 8pm to 6am. 

The new timings become effective from Saturday (May 30). 

However, the timing changes are not applicable in Dubai

The new decision exempts camel race tracks, whose timings will be from 10pm to 5am. 

Sheik Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council, had earlier declared 11pm-6am timing from May 27 as the reconsidered timings for the sterilisation programme in Dubai.

New timings effective for all other emirates except Dubai

This decision by officials to modify the timings in other emirates comes as a part of encouraging residents and citizens by giving them more chance to take care of vital important/basic activities. 

The timings were additionally changed to help economic monetary boost in the reopening and revitalisation of the business development and not disturbing the significant segments of UAE. 

Grocery/ Supermarkets, Pharmacy stores to work 24 hours every day 

Foodstuff outlets, cooperative societies, grocery stores, supermarkets and pharmacies will continue to operate for 24 hours a day.

The Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Interior and NCEMA repeated that organizations need to keep follow to Covid-19 security systems and precautionary rules, including permitting just 30 percent of the customers while keeping up social distancing. 

Public asked to stick to Safety/security rules 

Authorities have called upon all citizens to completely follow this and follow the timings which is in the interest of the nation, citizens and residents.

Public is urged to not step out of their home unless it is essential work, such as buying items from grocery and medicines or go for a health check-up. Workers in vital sectors are exempted from movement restrictions. However, they need to carry relevant documents proving that they are commuting for work.

Individuals are encouraged to maintain a strategic distance from public social events, including family get-togethers, to guarantee the wellbeing and security of all. Occupants must wear a mask and gloves when going out while conforming to other preventive measures.

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