UAE suspends all night permits to stop the spread of Coronavirus

UAE suspends all night permits to stop the spread of Coronavirus

UAE Ministry of Interior said on Tuesday that all permits that provide essential travel around the country during the national disinfection programme were cancelled.

This decision comes in order to support and strengthen the precautionary and preventative measures to battle the spread of Covid-19.

In order to restricting traffic during disinfection drive between 8pm and 6am, the UAE Ministry of Interior decided to suspend all night movement permits and applications for vehicles.

The decision includes permits at both local and federal levels, including “Tajawal” service.

The ministry urged the public to stay at their homes throughout the time of the national disinfection program and not to go out except to purchase food, medicine or for health necessity or to work for the vital sectors, which include:

  • Energy
  • Communications
  • Health
  • Education
  • Security
  • Police
  • Military
  • Postal
  • Shipping
  • Pharmacies
  • Civil aviation
  • Airports
  • Passports, financial and banking
  • Government media
  • Service sectors, which includes gas stations and construction projects.

Ministry appealed to residents to #StayHome, stressing that the authorities concerned will check for IDs of those found outside during the sterilisation hours.