By Lubna Hamdan
Authorities have introduced stricter measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic, including a 24-hour lockdown
Dubai Police have requested residents leaving their homes to shop for groceries or seek medical treatment to keep their receipts as proof to present to authorities if stopped by a patrol car or detected by a radar.
The announcement comes as authorities extended the nation's 24-hour sterilisation programme to a renewable two weeks, with stricter measures on the movement of people and vehicles.
Radars will record all violators during the lockdown, so residents are requested to keep documents proving the reason behind their movement. Authorities earlier provided permits for those seeking permission to leave their homes, however the service has been halted and is now being replaced with the latest move requiring them to keep receipts.
“The permit service has been stopped, please keep the documents for the necessary review of the hospital for future reference upon request if you are violated from the radar,” Dubai Police said on twitter.
“Radars will record all vehicles in Dubai around the clock. People allowed to go out to buy essential needs. People need to wear gloves and masks and keep safe distance. People need to have proof if they stopped by police patrol or recorded by the radar,” authorities added.
People can contact Dubai Police on 999 for emergency cases and 901 for non-emergency cases.