Abu Dhabi publicizes new border entry laws


Abu Dhabi has introduced new laws for these coming into its borders from throughout the UAE ranging from Sunday, December 19 as a part of efforts to curb the unfold of Covid-19.

EDE scanners – which use expertise to quickly detect potential coronavirus circumstances by measuring alterations in electromagnetic waves – will now be deployed at entry factors, the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Disaster and Disasters Committee stated.

All these commuting into Abu Dhabi from different elements of the nation might want to undertake the EDE scan, no matter whether or not they have the inexperienced cross. The scanners won’t retailer private data, officers stated.

Potential constructive Covid-19 circumstances will likely be referred to an on-site testing centre, the place they are going to be given a free antigen take a look at, and outcomes inside 20 minutes.

In the event that they take a look at constructive for Covid-19, Abu Dhabi residents should isolate for 10 days as per the emirate’s tips. They may even be fitted with a monitoring wristband.

For these from different emirates, they might want to return again and notify the native well being authority of their take a look at outcome.

“The choice strengthens precautionary measures to assist keep the low Covid-19 an infection charge of 0.05 per cent of complete assessments in Abu Dhabi emirate,” Abu Dhabi Media Workplace stated in an announcement.

Abu Dhabi’s low an infection charge has been achieved by way of the “ongoing implementation of preventive and precautionary measures, together with steady testing and make contact with tracing, use of the inexperienced cross system to entry public locations and occasions, and excessive vaccination charges”, it added.

In September, Abu Dhabi eliminated the requirement for a adverse Covid-19 take a look at outcome for these coming into into the emirate by street. Nonetheless, it nonetheless requires all these coming into public locations akin to malls and gymnasiums to be vaccinated and have a current adverse PCR take a look at.

The UAE introduced 148 new Covid-19 circumstances on Wednesday, bringing the full variety of recorded circumstances within the nation to 743,152.

It additionally confirmed that that no Covid-19 associated deaths had been recorded whereas an extra 92 people had totally recovered from the virus.


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