UAE: New COVID19 guidelines mandates masks in restaurants

In the new COVID19 guidelines of UAE is mandatory to wear masks in restaurants, bars, hotels, schools, offices and public transport in The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority of UAE.

In the new COVID19 guidelines of UAE is mandatory to wear masks in restaurants, bars, hotels, schools, offices and public transport in The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority of UAE.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority announced that students 12 years old above 12 are obliged to submit the PCR test report to the school on the first day of return after summer vacation.

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The update includes that the PCR test report must not exceed ninety-six hours from the first day of returning to school.

Face masks are not needed outside but are required indoors. Social distancing restrictions are now prioritized to ensure the safety of school students and staff.

Those who encounter an infected person do not need to be isolated and can come to school if they do not have symptoms. In Abu Dhabi, a green status on the Al Hosn app will be mandatory.

Taken together, these new guidelines of COVID19 in UAE reflect a vastly improved situation within the nation. But vigilance is still needed to keep new infections at the current low.

On Wednesday, there were only 602 diagnosed cases of COVID19 and no deaths related to coronavirus.

This should be easy enough to maintain with the continuous approach. UAE policies have been at the heart of one of the most successful Covid-19 strategies globally for almost three years.

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In contrast, the situation is different in Saudi Arabia. According to a new COVID19 update by the King Fahad Causeway Authority, Children below 12 years are not required to submit a Covid-19 certificate for travelling from Saudi Arabia to Bahrain via the causeway.

Whereas the guidelines specify that Travellers aged between 12 to 16, The children who are 12 or more than 12 are obliged to have two doses of vaccination. In contrast, it is mandatory for Children of 16 years and above to get three doses of vaccination.

The children with a third booster dose must be administered eight months after receiving the second dose.

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