Dubai which is a business hub of UAE has extended a 24-hour curfew to one week. The reason behind the extension is that the government will initiate a sterilization drive in order to control the spread of coronavirus.
The nightly curfew in Dubai was imposed from 26th March to carry a disinfection campaign but on 4th April Dubai extended the curfew to a 24-hour lockdown for 2 weeks.
The country reported 477 new cases and 2 more deaths which raised the tally to 6,302 with 37 deaths. No breakdown has been provided by the authorities for each of the seven emirates.
The federal government said that the Emirates Red Crescent humanitarian organization will provide foster and care to those people who lost their families because of coronavirus.
After Saudi Arabia, UAE has the second-highest infection count among the six Gulf Arab states. Overall the number of virus cases in the Gulf States has exceeded from 22,500 and more than 140 deaths have been reported.
In Saudi Arabia, thermal cameras have been installed to check the body temperature of the worshippers entering the Prophet’s mosque in Medina.
The Gulf States are taking strict measures to control the spread of the virus but mostly the spread is noticed in the low-income workers who are living in overcrowded neighborhoods.
In many countries, free testing has been offered to foreign workers who are responsible for making up the bulk of the labor force.
Qatar on Friday announced 560 new cases although they have locked down their industrial zone where mostly the migrants work. Most cases are detected in those emigrants who are now sent to quarantine centers.