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Amidst the current situation, one thing certain is that the UAE government never ceases to act in supporting its people, residents and visitors and empowering the public sector in the fight against COVID-19.
The country is continuously reviewing and revising its policies and precautionary measures to combat the epidemic in the UAE. Emergency teams are working around the clock to closely monitor emerging cases.
UAE to close all commercial centres
As of yesterday, 23 March, the UAE has decided to close all commercial centres including shopping malls, retail shops and other recreational centres. The decision is in accordance with the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the National Emergency and Crisis and Disasters Management which will take effect after 48 hours and last for a renewable two weeks.
Groceries, pharmacies and fresh food markets are excluded from the decision while restaurants will limit their services to home deliveries only.
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To the leaders of the UAE: Thank you
In the latest report from the Khaleej Times, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, expressed his gratitude to the emergency centre of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).
Sheikh Mohammed showed his pride to all the doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals naming them the nation’s first line of defense against the epidemic. The Dubai Ruler made sure that all measures being taken are in line with the World Health Organization’s guidelines.
This is a testament to the government’s steadfast support to ensure public safety. The leaders of the UAE have reiterated words of comfort and stability that the government will always be able to provide food and supplies across the country.
As an attitude of gratitude to our leaders’ guidance, our front liners in the healthcare industry and people continuously serving the public for keeping the UAE a safe place - let us keep our commitment to adhering to the government’s advisories and health and security authorities. This is our time to unite more than ever. Our contribution to the community, no matter how small - including social distancing, staying at home, avoiding unnecessary hoarding and crowding in public places - will make the difference.