UAE events, gatherings return in full by February 15

Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 10 February 2022: Dr. Saif Al Dhaheri, Spokesperson for the National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA), announced the gradual lifting of the restrictions on activities and events capacities in the UAE by mid-February.

Dr. Al Dhaheri said in light of the decline in infection rate and further recovery measures, the country is announcing the cancellation of restrictions on events and activities for various economic, tourism and entertainment facilities, and shopping malls and modes of transportation, to reach their maximum capacities by mid-February,” Dr. Al Dhaheri explained.

“It was also decided to raise the maximum capacities at social events, including weddings and funerals, and local authorities will determine the numbers of participants allowed,” he added.

Regarding mosques and places of worship, he stated that the physical distancing has been reduced to one metre, and the pandemic will be monitored with precautionary measures adjusted accordingly.

He then urged the people to commit to the green pass system on the Al Hosn application. Local emergency and crisis teams will be responsible for determining capacities in each emirate.

Dr. Al Dhaheri also stressed that relevant authorities will continue to regularly monitor adherence to the precautionary measures and will take legal action against individuals and establishments that violate them. The regular assessment of decisions and procedures are key to ensuring they are keeping pace with the overall situation, he said in conclusion.

Dr. Farida Al Hosani, Spokesperson of the UAE Health Sector, highlighted the importance of community responsibility and the pivotal role of community members in maintaining the country’s achievements and supporting the efforts to achieve sustainable recovery.

Al Hosani explained that the health sector continues to provide eligible segments of people with vaccines, with 100 percent of the country’s population receiving the first dose of the vaccine while 94.75 percent are fully vaccinated.

DUBAI  The Supreme Committee of Crisis & Disaster Management said yesterday that all activities, events and social gatherings in Dubai can gradually return to full capacity by 15 February in line with the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority’s decisions.

The committee expressed it appreciation for the community’s commitment to maintaining precautionary measures, urging the community to continue adhering to all preventive measures, including wearing of face masks.

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