Coronavirus Pandemic

Combating Covid-19 in UAE: Dubai announces 'heightened restrictions' in Al Ras

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on March 31, 2020 | Last updated on April 1, 2020 at 12.30 am
Coronavirus, Covid-19, Al Ras, Dubai, Dubai Police

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Dubai Health Authority teams will provide all essential supplies to the residents of the area during the two-week period.

Dubai's Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has announced increased restrictions on movement in the Al Ras area of Dubai for two weeks from Tuesday, March 31 to facilitate enhanced sterilisation procedures.

Dubai Health Authority teams will provide all essential supplies to the residents of the area during the two-week period, Dubai Police announced.

Dubai Police has appealed to the public to cooperate fully with the authorities and abide by all instructions to ensure the preventative measures implemented during the two-week period are successful.

People who are not residents of Al Ras are prohibited from travelling to the area.

Further to the announcement of restrictions, Dubai's Roads and Transports Authority (RTA) announced a comprehensive plan to manage traffic and public transport modes in the Al Ras area.

The plan includes the closure of entrances leading to the area from three main roads and interchanges: Al Musalla, Al Khaleej, and Baniyas Streets.

The plan also includes the closure of three stations on the metro green line: Al Ras, Palm Deira and Baniyas Square.

The metro will pass through the area without stopping at these stations.

Additionally, as per the plan, all bus routes to Baniyas area will be diverted to Al Musalla, Al Khaleej and Omar Bin Al Khattab streets, and all taxi movement to the area will be restricted.

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