The extension of all measures to combat the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 was announced by the Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster Management. The National Disinfection Program was launched throughout UAE on April 4. The program measures were considered effective in combating the spread of coronavirus and that is why a decision was made, based on an in-depth analysis of the current situation, to extend the current precautionary measures until April 25.
A number of measures include thorough sterilization of all public spaces and public transport. Also, restrictions were imposed on the movement of people and vehicles, all mass gatherings and the activity of most organizations, including restaurants, fitness clubs, cinemas, non-food stores, etc. are prohibited. Dubai residents should stay home and not leave it unless they need to buy medicine or food or fulfill any other basic needs. To leave home, they need to obtain permission.
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.