Dubai to gradually lift COVID-19 related restrictions by Feb 15

Abu Dhabi: Dubai has announced that it will gradually lift all the COVID-19 restrictions, starting from February 15, the Dubai Media Office (DMO) reported.

In line with the decisions of the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority, the Dubai Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management on Wednesday said that all activities, events and social gatherings in Dubai can gradually return to full capacity.

The authorities expressed their appreciation to the community for maintaining the precautionary measures, but they stressed the need for people to continue to adhere to all precautionary measures, including wearing face masks.

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Earlier in the day, the National Emergency Crisis Management Authority announced that the UAE will gradually lift the COVID-19 restrictions to reach full capacity at venues by mid-February, as the number of infections and hospitalizations decreased.

It was also decided to raise the maximum capacities at social events, including weddings and funerals, and local authorities will determine the number of participants allowed.

Social distancing in mosques and places of worship has also been reduced to one metre. 

The UAE on Wednesday recorded 1,538 new COVID-19 cases, four virus-related deaths and 2,457 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

The authorities have recorded 862,514 cases, 791,318 recoveries and 2,273 deaths to date. The number of active cases dropped to 68,923.

On Tuesday, February 8, Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre has said that fully vaccinated citizens and residents should consider getting a fourth Pfizer-BioNTech or Sinopharm vaccine.

In a statement, the authority said eligible people can receive a booster dose of Sinopharm or Pfizer-BioNTech based on their vaccination history and age, to enhance public safety and maintain green status on the Al Hosn app.

On February 2, authorities announced that children over 5 can now have the Pfizer vaccine.

More than 23.7 million vaccine doses have been administered to the public since the start of inoculation in December 2020.

About 95 per cent of the UAE population is now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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