Electric scooter rentals to resume in Abu Dhabi city

The service, which will be available at several sites across the city, will initially be limited to 25 per cent capacity

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 18, 2020.  E-scooter riders along Al Falah Street in central Abu Dhabi on a Friday afternoon.
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Electric scooter rentals will resume across Abu Dhabi city on Monday with measures in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The service in Al Reem Island, Al Maryah Island, Al Zahia, Al Dana, parts of Al Bateen, Corniche and Marina will initially be limited to 25 per cent capacity.

Companies must provide single-use gloves, hand-sanitizers, and disinfectant wipes at major electric scooter rental sites.

They should also carry out periodic health checks to ensure employees are free from the virus. Face masks and gloves are mandatory for staff during working hours.

“The ITC called on operators and riders of e-scooters to adhere to the health and safety preventive measures at all times to limit the spread of the Covid-19 and protect the public health,” said the department.

“It stressed on restricting the use of e-scooters to the permitted areas and cautioned against riding them on roads designated for vehicles.”

Sterilisation programmes for public transport and facilities continue, it said.

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