Abu Dhabi extends travel ban for a week
Abu Dhabi extends travel ban for a week

Movement restrictions had begun on June 2 in order to contain the spread of the virus and the ban was supposed to last for a week.

But on Monday evening, the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee, in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Police and the Abu Dhabi Ministry of Health, decided to extend the ban for another seven days.

As the authorities announced that the restrictions imposed on entering and leaving Abu Dhabi and traveling between its areas had been extended for another week, starting 9 June.

Abu Dhabi Media Office said on Twitter: "The ban covers movements between the regions of Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra) as well as inside and outside the emirate. It applies to all residents of Abu Dhabi, including citizens of the UAE."

 Exemptions are available with a special permit for workers in vital sectors and chronic disease patients who visit hospitals and transport essential goods, and transportation within each region is permitted according to the hours of the national sterilization program.