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Walkers, cyclists in Dubai need permit during Covid-19 lockdown

Anyone in Dubai leaving their home for essential purposes during the current 24-hour lockdown, must apply for a permit

Walkers, cyclists in Dubai need permit during Covid-19 lockdown

Members of the public have been urged to use online deliveries or, if necessary to visit supermarkets, buy in bulk.

Walkers and cyclists in Dubai will require a permit to leave their home, according to Dubai Police. 

However, the permit will only allow them to travel for essential journeys to the supermarket or pharmacy.

The Supreme Committee of Crisis & Disaster Management has said anyone in the emirate leaving their home for essential purposes during the current 24-hour lockdown, must apply for a permit.

According to the latest update on the Dubai permit website, that includes individuals who walk or cycle outside their homes to buy essential food or medicines.

A Dubai Police official, quoted by Gulf News, said: “People should use cycling only as a matter of transportation to go to the supermarket or pharmacy and back and not to cycle around their homes.”

Members of the public have been urged to use online deliveries or, if necessary to visit supermarkets, buy in bulk.

In line with measures to fight the pandemic, the UAE government also previously announced that all individuals leaving the house must wear a mask and gloves, and ensure they keep a safe distance from others.

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