Dubai eases movement restrictions in these two districts

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As the commercial districts recorded no COVID-19 cases in the last two days, movement restrictions in Al Ras and Naif districts had been eased, Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management announced on Sunday.

Intensive preventive measures implemented in the densely populated and commercially active areas of Naif and Al-Ras included rigorous sterilization operations and extensive medical tests.

It said more than 6,000 tests were conducted among Al-Ras and Naif residents in less than a month.

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Restrictions on movement will remain in place in these areas between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. – the same as the rest of the emirate.

The committee said the decision to reduce the 24-hour controls on movement follow the success of efforts to combat COVID-19 in Dubai.

Dubai on Friday allowed dine-in cafes and restaurants to resume business with a maximum capacity of 30 percent and shopping malls to be reopened partially. Mosques, cinemas and playgrounds remained closed.

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The UAE has reported more than 10,300 cases and 76 deaths resulting from the virus.

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