The National Disinfection Programme is now complete, UAE authorities announced overnight. Effective immediately, there will no longer be any restrictions on night-time movements across the UAE.
Dr Saif Al Dhaheri, spokesperson for the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), said “The National Disinfection Programme has completed the sterilisation of all utilities nationwide, including means of public transport.” He added that public and private establishments will continue to be sterilised to ensure public safety.
Children under the age of 12 and people over the age of 60 are now also permitted to enter shopping malls and restaurants across the emirates, he said.
It’s worth noting that while Abu Dhabi residents can now move freely within the emirate, and leave the emirate without a permit, the entry ban into Abu Dhabi is still in effect, except for pre-exempted categories. Residents wishing to enter Abu Dhabi will have to apply for a permit.