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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Abu Dhabi Police have warned against the dumping of used face masks and gloves on roads, streets, and public facilities.
They said motorists who do this will be fined Dhs1,000 and slapped with 6 black points.
In a statement, Abu Dhabi Police noted the hazardous health and environmental risks that such dumping acts can pose to the community as a whole.
The police said that the correct way to discard a mask was to place it in a plastic bag and then put it in a dustbin.
“People should also wash their hands after handling used masks,” the statement added.
Throwing used masks - if contaminated - could spread the coronavirus.
They also noted that carrying out preventive measures to curb the virus was the responsibility of every member of the community.
The Ministry stressed in a statement on Saturday that, its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
It also directs them to continuously sanitise and clean all their service facilities and common areas where food and beverage products are sold.
The Ministry of Education and the Umm Al Quwain emergency, crisis and disaster management team announced schools in Umm Al Quwain will switch to 100 per cent online learning ‘until further notice’.
The webinars addressed the impact of COVID-19 on innovation and the global economy, along with wellness at work and responsible innovation.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has expected the weather on Friday to be fair to partly cloudy and hazy at times during daytime, with a chance of some convective clouds formation by afternoon eastward.
The first regular flight from Lahore to Dubai is due late on Thursday night while many passengers and their relatives took to social media to highlight the unavailability of rapid test facilities for the passengers at major airports in Pakistan.
The Federal Identity and Citizenship Authority (ICA) on Thursday reviewed the features and advantages of the second generation of the Emirates ID that go in line with the concept of overall digital transformation in the UAE.
Passengers travelling from countries where flights had been banned were allowed to transit through UAE airports from Aug.5 as long as they present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure.