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National Disinfection Programme

  • calendar

    26 March 2020

  • location

    United Arab Emirates



A National Disinfection Programme involving the complete sterilisation of all public utilities, public transport and metro services in the United Arab Emirates will be conducted from 8pm this evening (26 March) until 6am on Sunday 29 March.

During this period, the movement of the traffic and the public will be restricted, while public transportation and metro services will be halted.

The public are urged to stay at home during the disinfection time and not to go out unless it's absolutely necessary.

Pharmacies, and food retail outlets in the UAE, including cooperative societies, grocery stores, and supermarkets, will be allowed to operate 24 hours, as per a circular issued earlier by the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority.

For information about operations in the UAE, contact GAC at abudhabi@gac.com, dubai@gac.com, fujairah@gac.com, rasalkhaimah@gac.com or sharjah@gac.com