Abu Dhabi Media Office has announced the extension of the movement ban or another week in Abu Dhabi. This directive was issued by Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Police and the Department of Health Abu Dhabi.
At the same time, residents will be permitted to move between the Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafrah regions from 06:00 AM on Tuesday, 23 June. The government took such decision in the framework of the National Screening Programme, which provides a range of regulations to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The movement ban prevents travel into the emirate, but there are some exemptions for key groups, for example, frontline workers; those suffering from chronic diseases who need to visit healthcare providers outside their area; and those transporting goods between regions. Travellers, who need to come in Abu Dhabi region, have to fill out an application for a permit.
There is a request form or those who need to apply for a permit. The government highlights the importance of such restrictions, as they are implemented for the protection of public health. The movement ban will be reviewed again on June 29, 2020.
Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, also known as COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus which is causing illness in humans and animals. Most people infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus will feel mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without any special treatment. Older people, as well as those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, cancer or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness, and require immediate assistance. Novel Coronavirus was first identified in a cluster with pneumonia symptoms in Wuhan city, Hubei province of China, quickly spreading around the world. On early March 2020, the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic had officially started, becoming the defining global health crisis of our time. Today, it is the greatest challenge people have faced since World War II, worsened by subsequent lockdowns of whole countries, collapse of entire industries, and a major economic recession.