The measures came into effect at 8.00 pm on Saturday April 4 and will last for a period of two weeks, subject to renewal. In addition, extensive medical tests will be conducted across densely populated areas of Dubai to ensure members of the community are free from COVID-19 infection.
The intensified measures require everyone to stay at home during this period. Food retail outlets such as supermarkets, as well as pharmacies and food and medicine deliveries are allowed to operate as usual.
The restrictions on dine-in at restaurants which were supposed to end on Sunday, April 5 will also be extended. Food delivery however, will not be affected by the new rules.