Dubai clarifies rules on the wearing of face masks in public

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Dubai clarifies rules on the wearing of face masks in public

Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has announced guidelines on the use of face masks in public areas.

The new guidelines are based on the recommendations of the COVID-19 Command and Control Centre.

Children under the age of six, people of determination, those with intellectual or sensory disorders that hamper their ability to breathe or communicate, those who require supplemental oxygen or have severe respiratory problems, are exempt from wearing masks in public areas.

All other residents are expected to wear masks in public areas.

Residents are permitted to temporarily remove their masks if driving alone or with family members, eating or drinking in indoor and outdoor settings, engaging in strenuous exercise, swimming or skydiving, or when undergoing some medical treatments.

Recently the timings for the National Sterilisation Programme were reduced to 11pm to 6am daily.

In addition, residents are now permitted to participate in outdoor exercise from 4.30am.

Malls, parks, beaches, restaurants have reopened to the public under strict guidelines and with social distancing in effect.

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