Al Ras, Dubai’s historic district goes into total lockdown due to COVID-19

Al Ras, one of Dubai’s oldest districts, has been put on lockdown for two weeks to avoid further disseminate of COVID-19. This was declared by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management to disinfect the area, which has a high-level density of population.

In fact, Dubai enforced its first total lockdown on Al Ras, which is famous for legendary gold and spice markets, and that the state authorities have been well-ordered to disinfect the famous tourist and trade area to prevent the spread of Coronavirus across the area.

Al Ras Dubai Lockdown


As per the news reports, while restriction has been enforced on Al Ras district, the UAE Government also declared a nationwide disinfection drive, that will also be performed and will continue till the morning of April 5.

Mentioning to this, Dubai Police stated that Al Ras citizens will be getting essential supplies from the Dubai Health Authority during this period; those, who are not residents of Al Ras, will be banned from travelling to the area. Officials are of the point of view that stricter measures are required at this point of time as the area is extremely populated.

Additionally, the reports also state that the metro will go through the area without stopping at the stations. Also, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, declared that a Centre for Coronavirus control would be established under the chairmanship of Dr Amer Al Sharif.

Mentioning to this, the Dubai Media office tweeted that restriction will be imposed blocking the main entrances to Al Ras, and public transportation will be banned with instant effect.

Apparently, the UAE has also declared drive-thru test centers across the region’s tourism and business hubs to test assumed cases of the COVID-19.

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