The UAE government announced, during an exceptional media briefing to introduce the latest developments and cases related to the Corona virus in the country, that the cases in the country increased by more than 100% in less than a week, and decided to update the green traffic system in the Al-Hosn program, and reduce the period of validity of the green traffic from 30 days to 14 days. As a precautionary measure.
The official spokesman for the National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management, Dr. Taher Al-Buraik Al-Amiri, confirmed the work of the entire national system, since the beginning of the crisis, to read the epidemiological situation in the country locally and globally and to follow up on all developments and indicators, as a rise in the number of “Covid-19” injuries was finally monitored in Several countries globally, in parallel with a noticeable increase in the number of injuries in the country, as cases in the country increased by more than 100% in less than a week, and the rate of hospitalizations was also noted.
Al-Amiri said: “This rise comes after the stability of the situation in the country for a period that was not brief, and after the integration of national efforts and community cooperation for a short period, and this was thanks to community awareness and care. Public health, and an indication of negligence in the application of precautionary and preventive measures, which negatively affects the recovery efforts that all parties are working on.
He added, "We have recently observed the negligence of many groups of society in wearing masks in closed places, so it should be noted that wearing masks in closed places is mandatory, and that complacency in doing so is a violation and the perpetrator is punished by a fine of up to 3000 dirhams, according to Public Prosecution Decision No. ( 38) for the year 2020, warning that during the coming period, supervision will be tightened by the relevant teams.
Al-Amiri indicated that many studies have proven that wearing masks is the most important factor in maintaining the health and safety of community members from the risk of spreading infection with “Covid-19”, as the effectiveness of masks lies in mitigating the speed and strength of the disease’s spread, especially in closed and crowded places.
He continued, "It was also noted that a small group of people infected with (Covid-19) did not adhere to sanitary isolation, which threatens the safety of society and causes the virus to spread due to the lack of responsibility of people," stressing that anyone who causes an outbreak of the "Covid-19" virus will be held accountable. legal by the competent authorities.
Al-Amiri announced the modernization of the green traffic system in the Al-Hosn program, and the reduction of the period of validity of the green traffic from 30 days to 14 days, as a precautionary and preventive measure aimed at ensuring the accuracy of the investigation process and encouraging periodic examinations, indicating that the activation of this update will apply to all groups starting from Wednesday. Next June 15, 2022, with the exception of workers in the educational sector and students, where the decision will be activated for them as of Monday, June 20, 2022 due to their association with the testing period, and the process of verifying the application of the fortress will be emphasized in all places where green traffic is applied in order to ensure the safety and health of everyone .
He pointed out that the first line of defense in the Emirates has been operating for more than two years without stopping, and thanks to these efforts, the country has achieved in its response to combating “Covid-19” global efforts and exemplary management, through which it has topped exceptional centers in reaching the stage of recovery, and the country has also succeeded in achieving Its goal in the national campaign for a vaccine is to vaccinate and immunize 100% of the target groups, warning that complacency and recklessness in following precautionary measures and failure in the societal role in maintaining public health and acquired immunity, results in an increase in the number of infections, and new waves of the virus.
COVID-19 is still there
The official spokesman for the National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management, Dr. Taher Al-Buraik Al-Amiri, called on all segments of society to continue to adhere to preventive and precautionary measures such as wearing masks in closed places, avoiding crowded places, taking caution and caution when traveling and making sure of the procedures for the destination to travel to. Through the platforms of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and without complacency in conducting periodic examinations, noting that “Covid-19” is still present, and the first line of defense is still standing in response to it with the aim of protecting lives and national gains.