As a precautionary measure to curb the spread of coronavirus, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Ministry announced a ban on citizens traveling abroad until further notice.
“The decision stems from the eagerness to ensure the citizens’ safety and wellbeing in light of the rapid spread of the virus around the world, restrictions imposed on travel by countries, and the gradual suspension of flights.”, according to the Emirates News Agency.
“The precautionary measures taken at the national level are aimed at limiting the spread of the virus and ensuring safety for all.”, the ministry added.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UAE has reached 113, according to the most recent official figures.
“Violating the instructions and procedures to limit the spread of Covid-19… is a crime punishable by the laws of the state.” – The Emirates News Agency quoted the UAE Attorney General Hamad Al-Shamsi.
“Every person entering into the UAE must adhere to the quarantine at their place of residence for 14 days, and implement the instructions issued later by the competent authorities.” – Al-Shamsi added.