BREAKING: UAE to close public transport & restrict movement further

BREAKING: UAE to close public transport & restrict movement further

26 Mar 2020

From 8pm tonight

From 8pm tonight, the UAE will shut down public transport, and lock down further movement, until 6am Sunday morning. 

The shut-down will enable authorities to conduct a sterilisation of public spaces. 

The Ministry of Health announced the news, stating: “The Ministry of Health and Prevention and the Ministry of Interior decided, in coordination with all relevant federal and local institutions, to launch a ‘national sterilisation program’ to completely sterilise all public facilities, public transportation and metro services."

Essential workers will be able to continue to attend work, however all non-essential people are required to remain in their homes except for supplies and visit to pharmacies.