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Dubai says essential trips during curfew hours require permit

A lone ambulance rushes down the largely empty 12-lane Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, April 5, 2020. (AFP)
A lone ambulance rushes down the largely empty 12-lane Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, April 5, 2020. (AFP)
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06 Apr 2020 02:04:09 GMT9
06 Apr 2020 02:04:09 GMT9

Arab News

DUBAI: The Dubai Government said members of the public who need to leave their houses “for essential purposes” during sterilization operations must obtain a permit.

The announcement by the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management allows members of the general public to register on the website https://dxbpermit.gov.ae/home to seek permits for leaving during the 24-hour restriction set to last two weeks.

Registering and obtaining permission through the portal is “mandatory” for leaving for essential purposes, the statement said.

https://twitter.com/DXBMediaOffice/status/1246860477231255559?s=20

Employees of vital exempt sectors do not need to apply if leaving for work, it said, adding that they should obtain a letter from their employer stating the purpose of their commute.

The Committee stressed that those violating the restrictions will face stringent legal action.

Dubai police has also called on the public to stay at home and abide by the precautionary measures that were extended in the emirate for two weeks around the clock.

Maj. Gen. Kamel Al-Suwaidi said methods and technologies such as radars and police patrols will be used to determine any trips by individuals during the sterilization hours.

He said individuals who need to pass through Dubai onto other emirates will be allowed to use Emirates Road, formerly known as Dubai Bypass Road. A fine of Dh3,000 will be issued against individuals violating the curfew.

https://twitter.com/DubaiPoliceHQ/status/1246888332669472769?s=20

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