No masks in UAE with The new rules effective Saturday, February 26. The UAE government has eased the covid 19 restrictions in all the emirates. It’s no longer mandatory for Residents to wear masks in open public areas. The National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management (NCEMA) announced Friday 25th February 2022.
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Social distancing norms in economic and tourism sites have also been scrapped. However, face masks continue to remain mandatory in closed spaces.
Note: Close contacts of Covid-19 patients are also not required to undergo quarantine. Instead, they must undergo two PCR tests five days apart, the NCEMA has stated.
Isolation protocols for infected individuals will continue as previously announced. In most Emirates, individuals who tested positive for Covid-19 usually are mandated to undergo a minimum of ten days of isolation.
The sweeping reforms come in line with UAE’s strategy to create a balance between public health and various vital sectors and support the nation’s efforts to achieve sustainable recovery, state news agency WAM has said.
NCEMA has said each emirate is free to determine the duration of the quarantine period and PCR tests for Covid-19 contacts cases in whatever sectors and professions, according to the vital sectors in the country.
These rules can be exercised while maintaining the need to follow precautionary and preventive measures, which include adherence to physical distancing, and mask-wearing at all times.
Source: WAM News