As the 24-hour sterilisation programme was extended, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that public parking and multi-storey parking will be free of charge for another week across the emirate to curb the spread of COVID-19.
A permit to leave the place of residence will still be required, however, citizens may now only apply for a permit to leave their homeplaces once every three days. The residents can step out from home to purchase essentials, such as groceries and medical supplies.
Leaving your home for unnecessary reasons without a permit will end up with a fine. It is also required to wear protective masks and gloves if you leave home. The closure extensions include all bars, pubs and lounges, shisha services, as well as restaurants, cafes, pools, and private beaches.
Moreover, all entertainment activities, fitness and health centres will still be closed. Restaurants are able to deliver food to Dubai residents and a number of strict precautionary measures have been put in place to ensure this is done safely.
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.