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National Disinfection Programme to Continue

04/04/2020

The Ministry of Health and Prevention and Ministry of Interior announced on Saturday, the national disinfection program which was supposed to conclude today April 4, will now continue across the UAE, according to each emirate’s needs. 

The sterilization drive will continue to be carried out daily from 8 pm until 6 am the following morning, and restrictions on the movement of traffic and the public will continue during this period and resume as normal in the daytime.

The extension decision comes in line with the recommendations of the World Health Organization and in accordance with approved international practices. It was also taken following the success of the campaign’s first stages, since its launch on Thursday, March 26.

The ministry announced that it had monitored 210 new cases of new coronavirus (Covid-19) on Friday which were identified by examining those who were already infected - and did not adhere to preventive measures and self-isolation bringing the number of reported cases in the country to 1024.