Entry restrictions into Abu Dhabi extended for a week
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Entry restrictions into Abu Dhabi extended for a week

Entry restrictions into Abu Dhabi extended for a week

However, movement between the different regions within the emirate will be permitted beginning from June 23

Abu Dhabi has decided to restrict entry into the emirate for another week, it announced on Monday afternoon.

However, residents will now be allowed to move freely between the different regions of the emirate – Abu Dhbai, Al Ain and Al Dhafrah – starting at 6am on Tuesday, June 23.

Movement within the emirate will be permitted from 6am-10pm daily, and will be restricted during the hours in which the National Sterilisation Programme is in effect (10pm-6am).

“The news follows the achievements of promising indicators in the number of cases of Covid-19 found through testing in Abu Dhabi,” the Abu Dhabi Media Office tweeted while confirming the decision was reached by Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis & Disaster Committee for the Covid-19 Pandemic in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Police and the Department of Health.

While movement of workers into Abu Dhabi is still prohibited, an exemption will be made for operators of goods and mail services and for permit holders.

The special permits can be obtained from the Abu Dhabi police website.

Officials from the emirate said last week that residents could exit the emirate without applying for a permit, but would require one in case they are reentering.

Read: Permits not required to travel out of Abu Dhabi during movement ban

In other news from the emirate, Abu Dhabi’s Integrated Transport Centre confirmed that motorists in Abu Dhabi will pay Mawaqif parking fees from July 1.

Read also: Motorists in Abu Dhabi to pay parking fee from July 1

The Ministry of Health and Prevention reported 392 new Covid-19 cases on June 21, taking the total number of infections to 44,925, while the recoveries now tally 32,415.

The ministry also reported one additional death, raising the death toll to 302.

Read more: GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 392 cases, 1 death; Saudi registers 3,379 infections, 37 fatalities

In a promising development, the Abu Dhabi Media Office also tweeted on Monday afternoon that Mediclinic hospitals in the emirate were now free of Covid-19 cases, after playing a pivotal role in managing and treating cases.

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