New curfew rules could be reintroduced in the UAE to curb infection rates
New curfew rules could be reintroduced in the UAE to curb infection rates

Night-time curfew could be re-introduced to curb UAE Coronavirus rates

New restrictions including a night-time curfew could be introduced into the UAE to help curb the rising Coronavirus rates in the country.

The spokesman of the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) said they were looking at a range of options.

“The UAE might re-enforce the national sterilization program, which had included a night-time curfew. This would be possible in certain areas where we observe high infection cases”.

“We are prepared to face any developments under whatever circumstances,” the official said.

Increased fines

With Coronavirus infection rates rising across the UAE, the government are looking at ways to reduce the numbers.

Their first options will be to look at a range of fines to deter social gatherings and make sure people pay attention to the rules.

“We are taking actions based on the UAE Attorney-General’s list of penalties for violations. And we hope that such fines are enough to deter violators so that we are not forced to take tougher actions. However, we are ready for all scenarios.”

To date, the UAE has had 66,193 infections, 370 deaths and 58,296 recoveries. They’ve also got one of the most successful testing programs in the world having run over six million tests.

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