Saturday, July 4, 2020

One-week traffic clamp in Abu Dhabi


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DUBAI: Abu Dhabi announced a one-week ban on traffic to and between its main cities, to be implemented from tomorrow, the local government media office said yesterday.

The restrictions, which aim to check the spread of the novel coronavirus, include a ban on entering and exiting the emirate of Abu Dhabi as a whole, it said on Twitter.

The other cities mentioned are Al Ain and Al Dhafra.

Movement within these cities is allowed as long as a night curfew, already in force, is observed. Abu Dhabi’s Sports Council also announced that outdoor activities could resume today at both public and private sports clubs for people between 12 and 60 years old.

Clubs – which can now resume horse-riding, cycling, athletics, racquet sports and windsurfing – will have to maintain 30 per cent capacity with everyone wearing masks and gloves, the local government media office said on Twitter.