Face mask restrictions to be scrapped in the UAE

Facemask Removed In Abu Dhabi

The welcome news comes exactly 1000 days since the first Covid-19 case was reported to the WHO.

If you’ve hated keeping that mask on, you’re in for some good news! As of Wednesday, 28 September 2022, face masks will no longer be mandatory in public places in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the rest of the UAE.

Social distancing rules at mosques will also be removed.

In a media briefing dated 26 September, a number of changes to Covid-19 restrictions were announced by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA).

Dr Saif Al Dhaheri, the official spokesperson for NCEMA outlined the easing of Covid-19 restrictions across the country.

The report comes as the world marks the 1,000th day today (September 26) since the first Covid-19 case was reported to the World Health Organisation in December 2019.

According to NCEMA’s tweet, masks will still be required in medical facilities and hospitals, mosques, places of worship, and public transport. As for schools, the same will be optional.

The only exceptions to the rule are those suspected of infection, down with chronic diseases, and elderly people.

Say goodbye to mask and the general discomfort of breathing (and sweating!) through masks.

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