The National Sterilisation Programme could return, a UAE official warned on Thursday during an interview. The National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) spokesperson was responding to a question regarding the rise in coronavirus Covid-19 cases in the UAE in recent weeks.
In an virtual interview today, Dr Saif Al Dhaheri, spokesman for National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA), said that the sterilisation programme could be reinitiated if Covid cases continued to rise, according to data and studies. However, the programme would be limited to select areas.
Cases in the past four days – in particular – have doubled, according to authorities, due to not adhering to precautionary measures outlined by the country for citizens and residents.
The UAE had completed its national sterilisation programme in June and lifted all movement restrictions.
Authorities have been urging people in the country to follow Covid preventative measures after public places were reopened in recent months, adding that it was everyone’s responsibility towards society – help the frontliners to fight the virus and bring cases down to zero.
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