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Coronavirus in UAE: Dubai Metro, tram, marine services to be suspended during sterilisation

Staff Report/Dubai
Filed on March 27, 2020 | Last updated on March 27, 2020 at 05.42 am
RTA, dubai metro, tram, sterilisation, coronavirus in UAE, covid-19

Public buses will continue to operate during the overnight sterilisation period on 13 routes.

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on Thursday announced that Metro, tram and marine transport services will be suspended during the UAE's National Sterilisation Programme rolled out by the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the Ministry of Interior.

Servies will halt daily from 8pm to 6am from Thursday to Sunday morning. All public transit means will operate according to their normal schedules during the sterilisation programme from 7am to 7pm.

The sterilisation programme will be conducted from 8pm to 6am from today (Thursday) to Sunday morning. The last round of sterilisation operations will end at 6am on Sunday, March 29, 2020.

Dubai Taxis will serve the public via Careem and Uber Apps, offering rides only to hospitals. Public buses will continue to operate during the overnight sterilisation period on 13 routes namely: 8, 10, 12, A13, 17, 24, C01, C07, F18, F21, F34, F43 and X23. The bus service will run at a frequency of 30 minutes. These routes serve 19 public and private hospitals, namely: Rashid Hospital, Oud Metha; Iranian Hospital, Al Wasl; Zulekha Hospital, Al Qusais; Dubai Hospital, Al Khaleej Road, Deira; Baraha Hospital, Al Baraha, Deira; Latifa Hospital, Al Wasl; NMC Hospital, Al Qusais; Zulekha Hospital, Al Qusais; American Hospital, Oud Metha; Saudi German Hospital, Al Barsha; Emirates Speciality Hospital, Healthcare City; Dubai Dental Hospital, Healthcare City; BR Medical Suites Day Surgical Center, Healthcare City; Sapphire Day Surgery Centre, Healthcare City; American Heart Center, Healthcare City; Dr Riadh Hospital, Healthcare City; Emirates Integra Medical & Surgery Centre, Healthcare City; Medclinic City Hospital, Healthcare City; and Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital, Healthcare City.

During the sterilisation programme period, the medical service will be restricted to those serving vital sectors as specified in the decisions of the Ministries of Health and Interior as well as the urgent medical conditions.

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