Combating coronavirus: Abu Dhabi extends travel ban by another week
The movement restrictions had begun on June 2 to ensure mass Covid-19 testing in order to contain the spread of the virus.
The movement restrictions on entering and exiting Abu Dhabi and travelling between its regions have been extended for another one week starting from June 16, authorities have announced.
The movement restrictions in Abu Dhabi were first introduced on June 2 to ensure mass Covid-19 testing in order to contain the spread of the virus. Authorities announced that, during the past two weeks, more than 388,000 residents of the emirate were tested for the coronavirus.
On Monday evening, the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee for the Covid-19 Pandemic in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Police and the Abu Dhabi Department of Health (DoH) decided to extend the ban for another seven days.
The ban covers movements between Abu Dhabi's regions (Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafrah) as well as in and out of the emirate. It applies to all Abu Dhabi residents, including UAE Nationals.
Exemptions are available by special permit for employees in vital sectors, patients with chronic diseases who have to visit hospitals and the transportation of necessary goods. Movement within each region is allowed in line with National Sterilisation Programme hours.
In line with the extension of the movement ban for one week to support the expanded National Screening Programme, @ADPoliceHQ have allocated two lanes at all security points to ensure the smooth flow of mail and goods. pic.twitter.com/WRNu4N7zwU- ???? ?????? ???????? (@admediaoffice) June 15, 2020
To ease bottle neck on highways, Abu Dhabi Police have allocated two lanes at all security points to ensure the smooth flow of mail and goods.
Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee for the Covid-19- ???? ?????? ???????? (@admediaoffice) June 15, 2020
Pandemic, in collaboration with @ADPoliceHQ and @DoHSocial, have announced that the Abu Dhabi movement ban is to be extended by one week, starting tomorrow, Tuesday 16 June. pic.twitter.com/IvPC4fiuyI
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