Events, activities back to full capacity by mid-February

The UAE will gradually remove all restrictions on capacity for activities and events in the UAE.

“In light of the declining infection rate and new stimulus measures, the country is today announcing the lifting of restrictions on events and activities for various economic, tourism and entertainment facilities, as well as centers commercial and modes of transport, to reach their maximum. capabilities by mid-February,” Dr. Saif Al Dhaheri, official spokesperson for the National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA), said at the UAE government press conference. on the Covid-19 pandemic on February 9.

“It has also been decided to increase maximum capacities at social events, including weddings and funerals, and local authorities will determine the number of participants allowed,” he added.

Physical distancing in mosques and places of worship has also been reduced to one meter. He urged people to engage in the green pass system on the Al Hosn app.

Dr. Al Dhaheri noted that relevant authorities will continue to monitor compliance with the precautionary measures and will take legal action against individuals and institutions that violate them.

Local emergency and crisis teams will be tasked with determining capacity in each emirate.

Subsequently, the Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster Management announced that all activities, events and social gatherings in Dubai could also gradually resume full capacity by February 15.

The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Health and Prevention reported 1,538 cases of Covid-19 on Feb. 9, bringing the nationwide total to 862,514.

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Dr. Farida Al Hosani, official spokesperson for the UAE’s health sector, added that 100% of the country’s population has received the first dose of the vaccine, while 94.75% are fully vaccinated. .

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