According to the statement, the stations will be closed for two weeks. These actions have been taken to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). RTA tweet says that such action was undertaken «in line with precautionary measures to ensure the highest levels of health and safety».
It was done after Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management announced increased restrictions on movement around the Al Ras area. The main goal of these restrictions is to reduce the number of contacts between people, which is the main reason for the spread of infection. People are asked to treat such necessary actions with understanding and to follow all government instructions. Since only by the joint efforts of the entire community it is possible to overcome all the difficulties that have arisen.
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.