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Covid-19: Dubai eases coronavirus lockdown restrictions in Al Ras and Naif

No new cases of Covid-19 reported in either area in the last two days

Covid-19: Dubai eases coronavirus lockdown restrictions in Al Ras and Naif

Restrictions will continue to be enforced between 10pm and 6am, which is in line with the rest of the city.


Total lockdown restrictions in Al Ras and Naif have been eased by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management.

The decision comes as both areas, in the historic and heavily built-up Deira part of the emirate, recorded no new Covid-19 cases in the last two days.

Restrictions will continue to be enforced between 10pm and 6am, which is in line with the rest of the city.

Intensive preventive measures implemented in the densely populated and commercially active areas of Naif and Al Ras included rigorous sterilisation operations and extensive medical tests – more than 6,000 tests, carried out by specialist teams from Dubai Health Authority, have been carried out among residents in the areas in less than a month.

Essential supplies were provided to residents of the areas during the period of restrictions in collaboration with a large number of volunteers who worked tirelessly to support the community.

A statement from Dubai Media Office, said: “The achievement was the result of the combined efforts of all teams involved in the comprehensive sterilisation programme. Comprehensive monitoring and isolation of suspected cases played a critical role in controlling the spread of the virus.”

On Friday, Dubai announced a partial reduction in the restrictions on movement in the emirate.

The move, which coincided with the start of Ramadan, allows people to move freely for the first time since April 4 and also saw the reopening of malls, cafes and restaurants, under strict conditions.

There were five new coronavirus deaths reported in the UAE on Sunday as the number of confirmed cases in the country surged past 10,000.

According to the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), a further 536 people testing positive for the Covid-19 virus, taking the total up to 10,349. While the death toll in the UAE currently stands at 76.

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