Capital of the United Arab Emirates Partial Lockdown Ahead of Eid Al-Adha

Capital of the United Arab Emirates Partial Lockdown Ahead of Eid Al-Adha

The United Arab Emirates' Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee on Thursday announced a partial lockdown and new entry requirements in the emirate from 19 July, from midnight to 5 a.m., as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 variant.

UMMATIMES- "The National Sterilization Program in the Emirates has been launched...the movement of traffic and people will be restricted and there will be no transport services and people will have to stay at home except for emergencies and get essential supplies," the Committee tweeted on Thursday, quoted by Reuters. July 16, 2021.

Abu Dhabi residents will have to stay indoors except for essential needs, from midnight to 5 a.m. starting Monday, after authorities announced the resumption of an extensive disinfection campaign to combat Covid-19.

The United Arab Emirates newspaper The National reported that members of the public can only leave their homes during this period to obtain essential supplies, such as food and medicine.

People have to apply for permission to leave their homes from Abu Dhabi Police. Permits can be obtained online at the Abu Dhabi police website.

"Sterilization will be carried out daily between midnight and 5 a.m. During this time, traffic and community movement will be restricted and there will be no transportation services. People should stay at home unless absolutely necessary to go out, or to get essential supplies. , such as food and medicine," said the Abu Dhabi media office.

The decision came soon after the emergency committee announced new requirements for entry into the capital.

The Committee approved entry into the emirate within 48 hours of receiving a negative PCR test result and within 24 hours of receiving a negative DPI result.

Those admitted after the PCR test had to be tested again on the fourth day of admission for those who stayed four days or more, and another on the eighth day if they stayed eight or more days.

Those admitted with DPI results must undergo a PCR test on the third day of admission for those staying 48 hours or more, and another on the seventh day if they stay seven days or more.

The DPI test cannot be used to enter Abu Dhabi multiple times in a row, and this procedure applies to all vaccinated and unvaccinated citizens and residents of the United Arab Emirates.