HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Issues Coronavirus Statement

24 March 2020
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Dubai told to ‘stay at home’ and ‘act now, together and without exceptions’

HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, delivered a message to his Instagram and Twitter followers last night, and the people of Dubai, calling for them to take action against the coronavirus.

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The UAE government has issued a strict ‘Stay at Home’ order meaning that from March 25 the only retailers to remain open will be supermarkets and pharmacies. Restaurants will stop serving on location and move to take away and delivery only.

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There will also be no passenger flights in or out of Dubai for the next two weeks.

In a series of tweets and Instagram posts, Fazza urged the people of Dubai to “Stay At Home.”

“Everyday, we see the global situation around COVID-19 worsening at an exponential pace. However, thanks to the tireless and incredible efforts of our emergency response team, we have managed to protect ourselves and our communities till date.” Said the Crown Prince.

The message comes after increasingly strong measures have been put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19 that now means one-fifth of the world’s population have now been told to stay at home.

Beaches, cinemas, malls and gyms in the UAE are all closed and an extensive deep clean of the city and its public transport is ongoing.

As yet, businesses have not been ordered to close and people can still travel to work. Official advice is to work from home where possible.

“We (Dubai) are not immune. This pandemic is a very real threat to each and every one of us, our families and friends.”  Continues HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed.

“The only way to guarantee that we safeguard the wellbeing of our loved ones is to ACT now, TOGETHER and WITHOUT exceptions. Stay Home. Social Distancing is NOT a matter of choice. it is a critical DEMAND from every one of us, in order for our city and our society to remain safe.”

Read HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed’s full statement here.