Al Hosn green pass validity extended to 30 days in Abu Dhabi

A return to full capacity for attractions and events was also approved

Al Hosn Green Pass awareness signages are put up at the Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi on June 14th, 2021. The new Covid-19 restrictions start tomorrow. Victor Besa / The National.
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Abu Dhabi's Emergency Crisis and Disasters Committee updated the emirate's Covid-19 protocols on Friday, approving a return to full operating capacity for all commercial activities, tourist attractions and events.

The authority also extended the validity of Al Hosn green pass to 30 days for those residents and citizens who are fully vaccinated. Green passes previously expired 14 days after receiving a negative PCR test result.

It also confirmed that face masks will still need to be worn in indoor spaces.

The authority said the updated measures will be effective immediately and are a response to the continued low rate of Covid-19 infections in the country.

The UAE reported 275 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, taking the total count for infections to 898,045.

Another 334 people beat the virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall recoveries to 881,148. No coronavirus-related deaths have been reported since March 7.

The new cases were identified from 282,907 PCR tests. More than 155 million tests have been carried out in the country since the pandemic began.

Mass testing and one of the world's fastest vaccination drives have helped the UAE to limit the effects of the pandemic.

This week, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority announced Covid-19 protocols for celebrating Eid Al Fitr, and urged the public to enjoy this "blessed period in health and safety with loved ones, as well as to protect the most vulnerable categories from infection".

The Eid Al Fitr holidays begin on Saturday.

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