The UAE’s wealthiest emirate, Dubai, has announced a two-week-long lock down, starting last weekend, in order to carry out large scale disinfection and stem the spread of Covid-19.
Mobility in Dubai will be restricted and legal action will be taken against violators, local news agency WAM said. The supermarkets and pharmacies will continue operating as normal.
The number of Corona-virus cases has been on the rise in the UAE in the first days of April, with more than 1,500 people infected and ten fatalities so far.
Over 1,000 Russian tourists remain stranded in the UAE after cancellation of four FlyDubai flights. Some of them turned to protesting after Dubai denied entry to an evacuation flight – that was already in the air.
The tourists were offered tickets for flights after April 7, according to Russia’s Tourist Industry Association.
Still, they are at risk of being left without any accommodation altogether, as hotels are being closed across the country due to the Corona-virus outbreak.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2020.