UAE fully relaxes all COVID-19 restrictions

The UAE cancelled all restrictions and precautionary measures related to COVID-19 as the country enters the second phase of easing restrictions, effective at 06:00 AM on Monday, 7th November, 2022.

Official Spokesperson of the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) Dr. Saif Al Dhaheri announced the measure during the UAE Government media briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic,

Wearing masks will be optional in all open and closed facilities, including places of worship and mosques, except for health facilities and centres for people of determination, where it will be mandatory, he said.

“As for mosques and musallas, we also announce that praying on personal mats will be optional, as it is no longer mandatory after the date of activating the decision… As for the Al Hosn App, its use will be limited to proof of vaccination certificates and test results inside and outside the country upon request. Thus, green pass is not required to enter public facilities and sites,” Dr. Al Dhaheri highlighted.

“As for sporting events and activities, organising bodies at the national and local levels may request pre-examinations, or vaccination certificates, according to the type or importance of the activity,” he added.

Dr. Al Dhaheri also announced a set of measures for the health sector, as COVID-19 will be included in the National Active Surveillance Programme for Influenza and Acute Respiratory Diseases.

Scientific research and genetic studies will also be supported to follow-up on bacterial and viral diseases, as well as vigilant surveillance and follow-up to enhance and develop the response capabilities of health authorities and other bodies with any future emergency events.

“Health facilities concerned with laboratory examination and treatment will be maintained, in addition to the five-days isolation period for those infected with COVID-19,” he added.


Bahrain News Agency
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