Abu Dhabi introduces stay-home orders from midnight to 5am from July 19

The public will be asked to remain indoors overnight while a disinfection campaign is conducted to curb the spread of Covid-19

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Abu Dhabi residents must remain indoors "unless absolutely necessary" from midnight until 5am from Monday after authorities announced the resumption of an extensive disinfection campaign to combat Covid-19.

Members of the public can only leave their homes during this period to "get essential supplies, such as food and medicine".

People must apply for a permit to leave their homes from Abu Dhabi Police.

Permits can be requested at http://adpolice.gov.ae

"The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has launched the National Sterilisation Programme in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, starting from Monday, July 19, as part of efforts to protect public health and prevent the spread of Covid-19," said Abu Dhabi Media Office.

"Sterilisation will take place daily between midnight and 5am. During these hours, the movement of traffic and the public will be restricted and there will be no transportation services.

"The public must stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary to go out, or to get essential supplies, such as food and medicine."

Separately, Abu Dhabi also announced new capacity limits for public places.

New entry rules for Abu Dhabi

The decision came soon after the emergency committee announced new entry requirements for the emirate.

The committee approved allowing entry to the emirate within 48 hours of receiving a negative PCR test result and within 24 hours of receiving a negative DPI result.

Those entering after a PCR test must take another on day four of entry for those staying four days or more, and another on day eight if staying eight days or more.

Those entering with a DPI result must take a PCR test on day three of entry for those staying 48 hours or more, and another on day seven if they are staying seven days or more.

A DPI test cannot be used to enter Abu Dhabi consecutive times. The procedures apply to all vaccinated and non-vaccinated citizens and residents.

Updated: July 17, 2021, 5:28 AM