Covid-19: Dubai initiates online permit system to step out during UAE Sterilisation Program

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Dubai - People working in vital fields are exempt from registering on website to leave home.

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By Staff Report

Published: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 9:29 PM

Dubai has launched a website for residents where they can request permission to leave their home for essential work or purposes. UAE began a nationwide Disinfection Program to sanitise the country as it fights Covid-19 spread.
According to a statement issued by the Dubai Media Office on Thursday, Dubai's Crisis and Disaster Management Team has launched a website on which people in Dubai can request permission to leave home during the National Sterilisation Programme for essential purposes such as buying food or medicines.
The National Sterilisation Programme, launched by the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the Ministry of Interior, in collaboration with local and federal authorities across the UAE, including Dubai, will take place daily over the weekend between 8.00pm and 6.00am, from March 26 till the morning of March 29, 2020.
Only people who have registered on the website and received approval for their request will be allowed to leave home in Dubai.
The process has been put in place to ensure the safety of the public during the Sterilisation Programme.

People working in vital fields, including energy, communications, medical, police, army, pharmaceutical, electricity and water, airport and immigration, banking, mass media and construction sectors, as well in petrol stations, will be allowed to leave home during this period without registering on the website.
However, they should carry their Emirates ID and work ID cards to present it for verification when required.
The registration process on the website is simple and straightforward, the statement added.
Users should first register their phone number after which they will receive an OPT code via SMS to complete the process. Resident will be then asked to enter their Emirates ID, car registration, details of their purpose and destination and time of the trip. Once the process is complete, users will receive an SMS confirming registration.
The Crisis and Disaster Management Team called on the public to comply with directives for staying at home during this critical period. Those who violate directives during this period will be subject to legal action.
The National Sterilisation Programme is part of the government's preventive and precautionary measures against the novel coronavirus.

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