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Residents in Dubai celebrate successful completion of 24-hour coronavirus programme

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Published on April 27, 2020 at 11.26

No new cases were reported in Naif, Al Ras in two days after a nearly month-long programme.

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Residents in Dubai's Al Ras and Naif areas erupted in celebrations on Sunday after authorities officially lifted the weeks long 24-hour restrictions. Security personnel also joined in the celebrations with a convoy of vehicles involved in the intense testing and disinfection programme against coronavirus (Covid-19).
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The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, headed by Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced the easing of restrictions on movement in Naif and Al Ras areas in Dubai. Public movement in these areas will return to normal between 6.00 am and 10.00 pm and restrictions will be in place only between 10.00 pm and 6.00 am as with the rest of the emirate.
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The Committee's decision to reduce the 24-hour controls on movement follows the success of efforts to combat Covid-19. According to the Committee, no new Covid-19 cases were recorded in the last two days in Naif and Al Ras. More than 6,000 tests were conducted among residents in the areas in less than a month.
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Programme participants on bicycles applauded for their efforts.
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Personnel meeting as successful programme comes to an end in Al Ras, Naif.
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Scenes from the areas earlier this month.
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Al Ras area during the heightened restrictions.
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