Such a move to support those who work in UAE or stay in the country for other reasons was announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. An official announcement was made on April 5 at a virtual cabinet meeting that he chaired.
This is one of the measures that are being taken in the country in connection with the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. This will not only help alleviate the situation of residency visa holders but also reduce the burden on official bodies and prevent the number of possible contacts.
In addition to the temporary suspension of fines, several important steps to overcome the crisis were announced at the meeting. In particular, the task was set to strengthen the country’s strategic stockpile and to plan a review of the work of production facilities whose capacities can be directed to the needs of healthcare.
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.