All public transport has been resumed after a long shut down due to the spread of the COVID-19. Now, Dubai Metro, trams, buses and marine transport systems have started operation, and the RTA has issued notes of precautionary measures for passengers when using public transport in Dubai.
• Elevators may carry two people at a time at Dubai metro and tram stations. Elevators should be reserved for people with mobility issues, and parents with a pram.
• Wearing a face mask is obligatory at all times. Provided not to follow this rule, an individual will face AED 1,000 fine.
• Social distancing in two meters apart is strongly required. There will be special markings in the stations and on the floor and seats of carriages and buses to keep a safe distance.
• Passengers are not obliged to wear gloves when using public transport in Dubai but should use hand sanitizer. It is also advisable to wash hands thoroughly after reaching a destination.
• It is expected to face delays due to the current restrictions. So, passengers should plan their outdoor activities and head to the station 30 minutes in advance. Ride-sharing services have also recommenced.
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.