This was announced in an official statement by the state body on social media. The message states that «circular on the closure of commercial activities is extended until the end of the National Disinfection Program in Dubai» which is prolonged until April 18. The program was launched on April 4 and includes a number of preventive measures to combat the virus.
It is also emphasized that «the exempted sectors will operate as usual». Only certain sectors of economic activity are allowed to work, such as medical institutions, the production and delivery of food and medicine, the indicated industries, the media sector, airports, and some others.
As a preventative measure to control the spread of the virus, community members should stay at home and work remotely whenever possible. Only employees of vital sectors of the economy are allowed to break curfews. But they must also be ready to confirm their place of work with documents when leaving the house.
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.