National Disinfection Programme to continue


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

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

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.