By Bernd Debusmann Jr
The 24-hour national disinfection programme is scheduled to end on April 18 in Dubai
All commercial activities in Dubai will continue to be suspended until the end of the previously announced National Disinfection Programme on April 18, it was announced on Tuesday.
In a tweet on its official Twitter account, Dubai Economy said that exempted sectors will continue to operate as usual.
In line with the preventive measures against the spread of Covid-19 Dubai Economy extends the circular on the closure of commercial activities until the end of the National Disinfection Programme on the 18th of April 2020. The exempted sectors will operate as usual. pic.twitter.com/wBRH5ed4do— اقتصادية دبي (@Dubai_DED) April 7, 2020
On April 4, authorities announced that the National Sterilisation Programme had been extended to run 24 hours a day in Dubai for a two-week period ending on April 18.
During this time, Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has ordered a 24- hour lockdown from 8pm on Saturday across all areas and communities in the emirate in a bid to control the spread of coronavirus.
Medical tests are currently being carried out across various densely populated areas of Dubai.
On Monday, March 6, the UAE confirmed 277 new cases of coronavirus in the country, bringing the total to 2,076. There have also been 11 fatalities and 167 recoveries.