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COVID-19 | Abu Dhabi Extends Movement Ban

Abu Dhabi's Movement Ban Has Been Extended – Here's What You Need to Know


Abu Dhabi officials have confirmed that the city's movement ban will be extended by one week, as of June 9.

The news was announced on Abu Dhabi Media Office's official Twitter page.

Under the ban, which was first implemented on June 2, residents and locals within the UAE's capital are not be permitted to enter or exit the emirate.

Residents and locals residing within the emirate are not be allowed to travel between the city's neighboring emirates, Al Ain and Al Dhafrah, either.

However, the movement within each region is allowed during National Sterilisation Programme hours (from 10 pm to 6 am) for residents with special permits.

Those working in vital sectors, as well as patients with chronic diseases in need of medical attention, and those transporting essential goods are exempt from the movement ban.

Food venues, grocery stores, supermarkets, and pharmacies will are permitted to stay open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

"This step aims to enhance the effectiveness of the National Screening Programme, in line with a series of precautionary and preventative measures being taken to reduce contact, curb the spread of COVID-19, and protect the health and safety of all community members," explain Abu Dhabi authorities.

It is important to note that the movement ban does not apply to those living in Dubai.

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