By Bernd Debusmann Jr
Sharjah has also announced the closure of the Al-Jubail bus station
Sharjah has suspended public transportation between cities until further notice, The Roads and Transport Authority of Sharjah announced on Tuesday.
In a tweet, RTA Sharjah also announce the closure of the emirate’s Al-Jubail bus station.
SRTA Notes that the intercity buses services have been stopped, also Al-Jubail bus station will be closed from today 14/4/2020 until further notice. pic.twitter.com/4sPqVYQkqC— RTA Sharjah (@RTA_Shj) April 14, 2020
The announcement forms part of wider efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the emirate.
Neighbouring Dubai took a similar step on April 5, when it announced that bus travel between Dubai and the other emirates would be halted until further notice amid the National Sterilization Drive.
Following the National Sterilisation Programme, the Intercity Bus service from Dubai to all areas (Ajman, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Hatta, and Fujairah) will be suspended starting April 5th, 2020, until further notice. #YouSafetyOurPriority #StayHome #WeAreCommitted— RTA (@rta_dubai) April 5, 2020
On Tuesday, the UAE recorded 412 new Covid-19 infections and three additional deaths, bringing the country’s total to 4,933 cases and 28 fatalities.