UAE government will carry out a 'National Disinfection Programme' to disinfect all public utilities, public transport and metro services this weekend. The programme will begin at 8pm on Thursday 26 March and end at 6am Sunday 29 March.
During this period, the movement of traffic and the public will be restricted and public transport including metro services will be suspended.
According to a statement issued by WAM, the government news agency, the Ministry of Health Prevention urges the public to stay at home during the disinfection time and not to go out unless it's absolutely necessary to get essential supplies, such as food and medicine, or working in vital sectors, which include energy, telecommunications, health, education, security, law enforcement, military, postal service, shipping and logistics, medicines, water, food, civil aviation, airports, passports, banking and financial services, government media and the service sectors, including petrol stations and construction. The workers' personal or work identity will be checked and verified.
More updates to follow soon.