Coronavirus: Dubai releases videos of sterilisation process

Clips show city's transport system being sterilised, including taxis, Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram and Dubai buses.


Dubai has released a series of videos showing the city’s transport system being sterilised as part of the National Sterilisation Programme, including taxis, Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram and Dubai buses.

Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has launched a new website through which residents can request permission to leave home during the National Sterilisation Programme for essential purposes, it was announced on Saturday.

The website – – allows people to request permission to go out during the sterilization campaign, which will take place daily over the weekend between 8 PM and 6 AM through the morning of Sunday, March 29.

Only people who have registered on the website and received approval will be allowed to leave home.

However, those working in vital fields – such as energy, communications, medical, police, army, pharmaceuticals, electricity, water and media – will be allowed to go out without registering, although they should carry Emirates ID and work ID to present for verification.

To register, users will need to register their phone number, after which they will receive an OPT code via SMS to complete the process.

Users will be asked to enter their Emirates ID, car registration, details of their purpose and destination and time of trip.

Once the process is complete, users will receive an SMS confirming registration.

Authorities have called on residents to comply with the directives and has warned that those who do not face legal repercussions. More

By Staff