This step, which is part of the total number of preventive measures to combat the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, was taken by the order of the Department of Economic Development in Dubai. Thus, the closure of government centers will last until the end of the National Disinfection Program, introduced everywhere in UAE.
Its reason was the maximum prevention of contacts between people during the quarantine period. Also, during the period of stopping the reception of visitors, various disinfection works and sanitization of premises and spaces will be carried out.
But those who need to use public services can do this. According to the official social media post, «Government services will continue to be easily available through the Smart channels.» In particular, those who need the services of governmental and non-governmental organizations can use the UAE Pass application, developed by Smart Dubai and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.
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.