MoHAP: UAE disinfection programme extended

The government has detected 63 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 468

Dubai Municipality begins street sterilisation to curb COVID-19
Dubai Media Office
Dubai Municipality begins street sterilisation to curb COVID-19

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has confirmed that the ongoing National Disinfection Programme, which began on 26 March, has been extended until 5 April.

The UAE government has detected 63 additional COVID-19 cases in the region, bringing the total number of cases to 468.

Daily sterilisation will be carried out from 8pm and until 6am.

Speaking about the government's decision to extend the nationwide campaign, the official spokesperson for the UAE health sector, Dr Farida Al Hosani, said: "It [the decision] aims to ensure coverage of the largest possible number of utilities and establishments nationwide."

As part of the nationwide disinfection and sterilisation efforts, Dubai Municipality recently commenced a three-day expanded campaign to sterilise the emirate’s areas in cooperation with Dubai government departments, state-run Dubai Media Office tweeted. 

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