Coronavirus in UAE – Dubai is not untouched by the grip of COVID-19. Dubai Fines are up to 50,000 Dirhams (Around $13,000 Dollars or Rs10,00,000/-) for breaking Lockdown. Drones are being used to spray for sanitization.
The coronavirus outbreak situation is controlled here. Since January 28, 468 confirmed patients have been found so far. 55 have recovered but 2 have died. Dubai, which was buzzing with tourists, was deserted in Lockdown for 3 days from 26 March. Roads were deserted and malls remained closed. But hotels, restaurants, food joints remain open.
Coronavirus Outbreak UAE: Department stores such as “Carrefour Lulu Hyper Market” are full of daily necessities things. There is no shortage of milk vegetables. Home delivery also continues. LPG and bottled water can be ordered on phones. There is no panic purchase here. The government has gradually implemented restrictive steps and people are also cooperating.
However, here the lockdown rules are very strict. Fines of up to 50,000 dirhams (about $13,000 Dollars, Rs 10 lakh rupees) are being imposed for breaking the rules. See also a report on how badly is the USA affected, Coronavirus USA News: 13K More New Cases Found In Just One Day
The rule of not exiting from 8 am to 6 am is also strictly enforced. For social distancing, the number of people sitting in bus and metro has been reduced by one third.
The government has extended the sanitation drive started in Dubai till 4 April. All seventeen thousand Taxies are sanitized in the city. The drones are also being sprayed.
The Dubai Municipality has completed work in 43 areas, 129 sites, roads and multi-story buildings of the city till Friday.
6 sprays, 34 pressure spray vehicles, 6 cleaning machines, 72 pressure sprayers have been installed. Thousands of workers are engaged in sanitizing Dubai’s 47 metro stations, 11 tram stations, 11 tram-trains, 1372 buses, and 17 bus stations. On the other hand, more people have been given the facility to work from home. Online schooling is not affected due to the closure of the school.
Children are serious about e-learning. School management and teachers are constantly taking feedback. Because of this, there is a lot of load on the internet and mobile services. Telecom officials are managing it.
The closure of business, tourism is a concern among the common people and businessmen. But everyone hopes that they will soon be able to say the world again – Welcome Back to Dubai.
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