The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has tightened the preventive measures to fight COVID-19. Firstly, the National Disinfection Programme has been extended to 24 hours per day, and now the government demands to obtain movement permission from the Dubai Police.
Residents can apply online, where it is necessary to give some identification details as car plate number, address of home and destination, and state the exact reason for leaving your place. It is advisable to highlight the date and timings planned to be outside the house.
Radar cameras will be tracking violators, who don’t obey new traffic restrictions. Despite, Dubai Police reported that it has waived all movement fines issued by radar on April 4 and 5. But, now if you do not have a permit, you will be fined and face legal action.
Certain sectors and their employees are freed from registration for a permit. However, they must obtain a letter stating their movement to and from work. The paper should be presented when stopped by authorities, can be used to waive fines issued by radar.
It is highly recommended to keep shopping receipts as proof if you will be stopped by the police. All supermarket and restaurant food delivery is functioning, so it is better to utilize such services to avoid having to apply for a permit.
Dubai Metro and Tram have been suspended until further notice, at the same time, buses and taxis are still running. If there is a need to leave the house after 08:00 PM, one should order an Uber or Careem service.
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.