The movement restriction program has helped the authorities to sterilize all the public facilities such as public transportation means, parks, including the Dubai Metro and many more.
The government on its official Twitter handle on June 24, 2020 announced that, the national sterilization program has be completed and all movement restrictions has be lifted, effective from Wednesday.
This means residents can travel freely across the country any time of the day.
The residents of the country were earlier required to stay at home during the national sterilization program which was timed between 11pm and 6am in Dubai and 10pm and 6am in all other emirates.
“Today we announce the completion of the National Disinfection Program, which covered the country’s public facilities and transportation. However, the public buildings will continue to be regularly disinfected,” said Dr Saif Al Dhaheri,
Addressing a virtual Press briefing on Wednesday, Dr Al Dhaheri said:
“The program has helped us to sterilized public facilities such as public transportation means, including the Dubai Metro and many more. We will continue to sterilize all the public facilities.”
On March 26 to 29, The UAE first declared a mandatory three-day curfew to conduct a general sterilization program to fight the spread of Corona Virus, and tt was effective from 8pm to 6am and residents were not allowed to step out of their homes except for emergencies.
On March 31, a country-wide movement restriction was implemented until April 5 as part of the national sterilization program to disinfect bustling streets and public facilities.
The curfew on movement continued between 8pm and 6am. Dubai closed down entrances and exit to Al Ras in Deira for mass testing and intense disinfection program.
A nation-wide drive to disinfect the metro, buses, taxis and airports was also launched while shopping malls and restaurants remained closed.
On April 23, with the beginning of the Holy month of Ramadan, the authorities announced that the night time curfew would be adjusted from 10pm to 6am. Malls and restaurants were allowed to operate at 30 per cent capacity.