To ensure public safety and prevent the spread of the virus, minibuses in which groups of passengers are transported were recognized as an unsafe mode of transport. The corresponding circular was sent to all transport companies and bus rental companies. In the document, transport organizers are urged to stop the use of minibuses starting March 26 and continue to do so until further orders.
The authorities of Dubai have already implemented a wide range of various measures to ensure the safety of passengers who are transported by both public and private transport. The main principles of the steps taken were: ensuring distance between people and avoiding close contacts that contribute to the spread of the virus, especially contacts of large groups of people, as well as constant disinfection procedures both in the transport itself and in public spaces.
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.