National Sterilisation Programme in Dubai extended by one week

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National Sterilisation Programme in Dubai extended by one week

The Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster has today (April 17) announced an extension to the 24-hour National Sterilisation Programme, by one week.

The programme, which came into place on April 4, saw the introduction of the National Disinfection Programme to 24 hours a day.

Members of the public will need to continue to apply for a permit at before leaving the house for essential needs such as buying food or medicine. Permits for groceries and pharmacies trips may now only be requested once every three days, while trips for ATM withdrawals may only be made once every five days.

Those that are exempt (in vital sectors) do not need to apply, but do need a letter from their employer.

The Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster announced the extension was “in light of the success achieved by the initiative” to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Dubai residents are encouraged to stay at home throughout the day and evening.
Supermarkets and pharmacies will continue to operate as usual, while food and medicine deliveries may also continue as normal.

For more information and to apply for a permit visit or call (800 737 648).

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