By Neil Halligan
Exemptions are available by special permit from Abu Dhabi Police
The movement ban currently in place in Abu Dhabi has been extended by one week, according to local authorities.
Travel to and from Abu Dhabi, including between major cities Al Ain and Al Dhafra, was banned for a week from June 2, which was due to expire today (Tuesday).
The ban, which applies to citizens and residents, has now been extended for a further seven days, as authorities in the region look to reduce contact and curb the spread of Covid-19.
Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee for the Covid-19
Pandemic, in collaboration with @ADPoliceHQ and @DoHSocial, have announced that the Abu Dhabi movement ban is to be extended by one week, starting tomorrow, Tuesday 9 June. pic.twitter.com/FqM678SNBX— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) June 8, 2020
Exemptions are available by special permit for employees in vital sectors, chronic disease patients visiting hospitals, and the transportation of necessary goods.
Visit the Abu Dhabi Police website to apply for a permit.
Movement within each region is allowed between 6am and 10pm, with malls and restaurants allowed to operate at 40 percent capacity. Individual outdoor sports practiced in open spaces, such as horse riding, cricket, cycling, golf, sailing and racquet sports, are also allowed for people aged 12-60.