The government in the United Arab Emirates is doing everything to curb the Covid-19 spread.
New safety measures to curb the Covid-19 spread by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee limiting capacity at restaurants, shopping malls other attractions and destinations in Abu Dhabi. The cinemas are closed and parties and gatherings are no longer permitted. In addition to this shopping malls, gyms, restaurants, beaches, swimming pools, parks, gyms and public transport have new permitted operating capacities.
Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has capped operating capacity of commercial, economic and tourism activities, effective 7 February, to bolster precautionary measures implemented to curb the spread of Covid-19. pic.twitter.com/0dhEaNceDd
— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) February 7, 2021
Restaurants, coffee shops and hotels may only operate to a maximum capacity of 60 percent while shopping malls must operate at 40 percent of guest capacity. Private beaches and swimming pools should operate at 50 percent capacity maximum, public beaches and parks 60 percent and gyms 50 percent. Marriage ceremonies and family gathering may only have a maximum of ten people and only 20 people can attend a funeral or mourning service.
Even employees from Abu Dhabi government and semi-government who are able to work remotely have been granted permission to work remotely in Abu Dhabi. Jobs that can be delivered fully from outside of work place, the Department of Government Support have informed them to work from home. People of determination, those with chronic illness and those over the age of 60, can also begin working remotely. The capacity of Abu Dhabi government and semi-government workplaces has also been reduced to 30 percent.
The Department of Government Support has approved reducing attendance at the workplace in Abu Dhabi government and semi-government entities to 30 per cent, to bolster precautionary measures implemented in the emirate and protect the health of employees and their families. pic.twitter.com/vMQIS1gLrq
— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) February 6, 2021
In addition, all employees must get a compulsory PCR test every week. Volunteers in the vaccine clinical trials and those who are vaccinated as part of the National Vaccination Programme who have active icons on the Al Hosn app will be exempt from the tests. The new measures are ‘to protect the health of employees and their families and bolster preventative measures implemented in the emirate’.
As the citizens of this country, it would be wonderful if we call abide by the safety and precautionary measures strictly and curb the spread of Covid-19.