As the number of Covid-19 cases continue to break records with a new wave of speedy infections across the world, the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee announced new guidelines regarding social events this Sunday in order to restrict the virus’s spread. The new regulations apply to every event from house gatherings to outdoor functions.
According to the new rules, venues that host weddings, parties or funerals can only accommodate up to 60% of their capacity. Indoor activities are circled to an amount of 50 people, outdoor activities to 150, and house activities to 30.
As for entry to public social events, a negative PCR test result should be received within 48 hours prior to any outing to receive a green pass on the Al Hosn application. Wearing masks and maintaining social distance are considered obligatory.
To ensure everybody’s commitment to the preventative and precautionary measures, and to control the spread of the virus, the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis, and Disasters Committee also shared that inspection and monitoring in the capital will be increased. It also urged the public to stay out of crowded public spaces, mind a two meter social distance, regularly wash and sanitize hands, and wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth at all times outside the house.
Members of the public were also encouraged to receive booster vaccine doses, and to regularly maintain the green pass on the Al Hosn App by getting tested regularly.
Since the virus began spreading in late April 2020, the UAE has witnessed almost 751,ooo Covid cases, with almost 1,803 diagnoses detected just yesterday. Almost a week ago, Abu Dhabi received its first shipment of the Astra Zeneca EvuSheld antibody Covid-19 medicine, a long acting anti-body treatment that is formulated to prevent severe infection and death amongst compromised patients.