The UAE’s National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority has urged to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 precautionary measures while celebrating the upcoming national holidays including the UAE National Day.
It was noted that all preventive measures and restrictions are ensuring the safety of the public as it is at the highest priority. In addition, citizens and residents were encouraged to celebrate virtually with digital visual technology allowing the audience to watch different shows from home.
All public areas must be ensured with strict sterilization and hygiene maintenance, thermal cameras placed at entrances and exits of facilities, as well as the reinforcement of 2-meter social distancing rules and the wearing of face masks.
During the media briefing, Dr. Saif Al Dhaheri, spokesman of the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, highlighted that “With the UAE National Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve celebrations approaching, we stress the importance of adhering to precautionary and preventive health and safety measures during all activities to tackle COVID-19”.
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