Dubai eases COVID restrictions

The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management led by Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum revealed that the COVID-19 restrictions under the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority’s -(NCEMA) had been relaxed.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The containment measures for the COVID-19 virus have been eased for the citizens of the United Arab Emirates – UAE, which came into effect on Saturday, according to which wearing masks is not mandatory at public places. The decision is taken as the pandemic situation is getting better in the Islamic state.

The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management led by Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum revealed that the COVID-19 restrictions under the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority’s -(NCEMA) had been relaxed.

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Below are the new amended protocols:

Even wearing masks is no more a mandate at public places, but it is compulsory to wear masks in all public indoor venues in UAE.
The quarantine policy has also been removed for the close persons or contacts of the individual who tested positive for the novel coronavirus. This is applicable to those who do not contain any symptoms of the COVID-19.
The Dubai-bound visitors are required to present vaccination evidence (COVID vaccination certificate with a QR code).
The inbound travellers are needed to present a negative report of their RT-PCR test, which must not have been taken 48 hours prior to their travel. They can also show recovery certificate from COVID-19 containing a QR code. This recovery certificate will be valid of 1 month.

According to the statistics, so far, more than 879,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus has been recorded by the healthcare facilities of the United Arab Emirates.

2,301 data further reveals that more than 2,301 individuals in the Islamic country lost their lives to the deadliest viral disease, since it’s beginning.

Nearly 99% of the population is vaccinated with one dose whereas about 95.8% population of UAE is fully vaccinated against the virus, to date.

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