National Disinfection Program in UAE to start Saturday
The Ministry of Health and Safety, the Ministry of the Interior and the National Emergency Response and Disaster Management Agency have announced that the National Disinfection Program would run from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. instead of 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., effective Saturday, May 30.
A notice amending the timings of the National Disinfection Program was released by the UAE Government led by the National Emergency Response and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA).
Start of the National Disinfection Program
Beginning on Wednesday 20 May 2020, which corresponds to the 27th day of Ramadan in the Hijri calendar, and throughout the holiday of the Eid Al Fitr, the National Disinfection Program was scheduled from 8 pm to 6 am till further notice.
The National Disinfection System in the industrial and residential areas of the employees nationally will also run from 6 pm to 6 am as of 20 May 2020.
The decision exempted camel racing tracks, opening from 10 PM to 5 AM, the three authorities said today in a statement.
It would require food retail chains, cooperative societies, grocery stores, supermarkets, and pharmacies to run around the clock.
The statement said the decision was made to provide more time for people and communities to fulfil their basic needs, follow up on emergencies, promote economic development for a gradual recovery, and enable trade and ensure the stability of key sectors.
The benefits of the National Disinfection Program
All against coronavirus
The three authorities emphasized that they would implement protection and health initiatives and prevention guidelines by these channels. The number of shoppers should not exceed 30 per cent of the store’s total capacity. It also must maintain a safe two-meter social distance in accordance with health instructions and protective methods. This is just to contain coronavirus spread.
The authorities encouraged the general population to cooperate fully with the implementation duration of the plan for national security and the protection of people and inhabitants.
Community members also must stay home. Unless it is completely essential to go out to get essential food supplies and medication, or to work in important areas specified in previous statements by the authorities. They will take prevention steps related to well-being.
The authorities affirmed that they will tolerate no public meetings or family visits. To ensure the safety and well-being of all. Also advised the general population to preserve social isolation and wear face masks and gloves while leaving home.
“The disinfection system in Dubai will run between 11 pm and 6 am”. A Dubai Police official explained.
He said as of Saturday, all emirates excluding Dubai would have the sterilization program from 10 pm to 6 am.
“Dubai’s sterilization system will run from 11 pm till 6 am,” the official said.
The move seeks to ease limits on travel and create greater opportunities for people and inhabitants to meet their needs. This is going to help revive economic growth, increase industrial traffic and sustain vital core industries.
Farm stores, mutual societies, grocers, retailers, and hospitals will continue to operate 24/7 under the latest policy.
The three government agencies emphasized the need for the exempt groups and facilities to comply with health and safety policies and precautionary steps. Such as restricting consumer entry / maximum to 30 percent of the maximum ability of the facility. Ensuring reasonable space between people (two meters) in order to prevent overcrowding.
They have called on members of the public to cooperate completely with the disinfection program ‘s decision and scheduling. It is in the interest of the government, people, residents, and community welfare.
They also encouraged the public to stick to all applicable protocols followed. Including staying at home and not going out except for needs. Such as buying food or medication or receiving medical attention. Or for those working in critical sectors defined by the competent authority taking into account guidance and advice on safety.