UAE authorities addressed the media on Thursday to release details of the sterilisation drive, aimed to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the country, which is to take place over the weekend starting at 8pm on Thursday.
Residents have been directed to stay indoors from 8pm on Thursday to 6am on Sunday.
Residents have been directed to stay indoors at all times during this drive, limiting movement strictly and to not leave their homes except to buy food, basic essentials and medicines.
Only those who work in vital sectors, such as energy, telecommunications, public media, health, security and police sectors, should leave their homes.
The sectors exempted include energy, communications, medical, police, army, pharmaceutical, electricity and water, airport and passports, banks and public media. Work permits will be checked if a person is found outside their homes during the three-day period.
The sterilisation will be conducted on public transport services including Dubai Metro, tram, taxis, buses etc. and all other public or private spaces and roads. The drive will happen in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the Ministry of Interior.
Throughout the sterilisation period, traffic and public movement will be restricted, and public transport and metro services suspended.