Such measures are necessary so that possible carriers of the dangerous virus, which is spreading rapidly around the world, do not transmit it further. At the moment, it is known that the carrier of the disease may not feel any symptoms, so the rule applies to absolutely everyone entering the country.
After crossing the border, any person is obliged to remain in isolation at home. Leaving the house or violating the quarantine in another way will be regarded as disobedience to the orders of the authorities. People arriving in the country should remember that if they do not comply with the restrictions, they can jeopardize the lives of others and accelerate the spread of the virus.
According to a statement by the UAE Attorney General, Dr. Hamad Saif Al-Shamsi, published by Emirates News Agency, those individuals and companies that impede government action to contain the COVID-19 virus will be punished by law.
The rule entered into force immediately after publication on March 18, the final term of its validity is not yet known.
Such measures were taken in addition to the existing regulations – the UAE will stop issuing any type of visa (including visas on arrival) from March 19, also from March 18, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation banned UAE citizens from traveling abroad in the near future.
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.