Abu Dhabi to extend ban on public movement by one week

The extension has been announced on the sidelines of the further enhancement of the National Screening Programme

Abu Dhabi to extend ban on public movement by one week
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Abu Dhabi to extend ban on public movement by one week

Abu Dhabi's Emergency, Crisis, and Disaster committee has announced that the emirate will extend the ban on public movement by a week, effective from 9 June, in light of the precautionary measures to be taken to combat the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the emirate,

The decision has been announced in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Police and the Department of Health (DoH).

The extension has been announced on the sidelines of the further enhancement and continuation of the National Screening Programme in the emirate.

According to the announcement, the ban is applicable on movement between regions in the emirate including Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Al Dhafrah, as well as in and out of Abu Dhabi, state run news agency Abu Dhabi Media Office tweeted.

In addition, the ban includes all residents as well as UAE nationals.

Exemptions can be made upon the submission of a special permit for employees working in vital sectors; patients with chronic diseases visiting hospitals; and the transportation of essential goods. The permit can be applied for on Abu Dhabi Police's website.

Furthermore, the emirate has permitted residents' movement in each region and within the region - in compliance with the National Sterilisation Programme timings.

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