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Coronavirus: Notices to be placed at home entrances of people in self-quarantine in Abu Dhabi

Ashwani Kumar /Abu Dhabi
ashwani@khaleejtimes.com Filed on September 19, 2020 | Last updated on September 19, 2020 at 06.21 am
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Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre is undertaking the initiative to stymie the spread of Covid-19 virus.

Awareness notices will be put up by local health authorities at the entrance of residential units housing people who are in self-quarantine.

Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre is undertaking the initiative to stymie the spread of Covid-19 virus and raise community awareness on the importance of safe distancing measures.

"In order to protect public health, maintain adherence to precautionary measures, and encourage social responsibility, notices are to be placed at the entrances of all residential units where people are quarantining," the Abu Dhabi Government Media Office said on its official twitter handle.

The video message urged members of the community to act responsibly and avert a second wave of the pandemic.

"You are responsible and must play your part in protecting yourself and your community," it said and added: "Your health and safety are in your hands. We are committed to adhering to all self-quarantine measures to defeat Covid-19."

Meanwhile, authorities had on Thursday notified that people arriving in Abu Dhabi have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 PCR test and wear a tracking wristband during a 14-day home quarantine.

The new guidelines issued by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee spell out that for international arrivals by air or land, it is mandatory to have a Covid-19 PCR test within 96 hours prior to arriving in the UAE.

On arrival, all passengers have to take a DTI test. No PCR test will be conducted. However, passengers are required to wait at the entry point until the test result is received.

ashwani@khaleejtimes.com 

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Ashwani Kumar

I am a newspaperman from the emirate of Abu Dhabi. A journalist at heart. I get my stories from the streets. A south Indian born in the Hindi heartland, I easily connect with people from different nationalities and cultures. I am calm like a monk, sensitive and very patient reporter. On the ground, I cover a range of topics related to community, health, embassy, tourism, transport, business and sports. I will go out on a leg to do what’s right and stand by what I believe in.


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