UAE lifts all restrictions and precautionary measures related to COVID-19 – Gulf Today

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Syed Shayaan Bakht, Staff Reporter
UAE authorities have lifted all restrictions and precautionary measures related to COVID-19.
The authorities said, “Today we announce the cancellation of all restrictions and precautionary measures related to COVID-19.
Wearing a facemask will be optional in all open and closed facilities, including places of worship and mosques, except for health facilities and facilities and centres for people of determination.”
The authorities said with regard to mosques and chapels, we also announce the optional prayer on the personal carpet, as it is no longer mandatory after the date of activating the decision.
The authorities said that the Al-Hosn application will be limited to proof of vaccination certificates and test results inside and outside the country upon request. Thus, green pass is not required to enter public facilities and sites.
The UAE assumed a high position and became an exceptional global model.

The UAE was one of the first countries that achieved a victory in containing the challenges that afflicted it with flexibility, transparency and professionalism.

The UAE government has made unremitting efforts during the past period, in an effort to contain the most severe challenges of our time, the Covid-19 pandemic, which cast a shadow over the world, and changed the course of our lives.

The health sector, in coordination and cooperation with the concerned authorities, intensified its efforts and harnessed all its capabilities to deal with the health crisis, in the belief that the health of society with all its spectrum and components is a top priority of our rational leadership.

The authorities said, “We assure our honorable audience that the health sector will continue to monitor the situation and implement active investigation in all regions of the country.”
A 32-year-old Asian investor was booked and prosecuted along with another employee, for forging a COVID-19 test result in order to travel outside the UAE. The incident dates back to last December, when an employee of a travel agency received the defendant’s COVID-19 test results and discovered that it was outdated.

Using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment, the ministry conducted 237,479 additional COVID-19 tests.
Also, 2,144 individuals recovered and seven people passed away, the Ministry added.
The measure aims to enhance precautionary measures as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect public health.
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