New measures to fight coronavirus to come into force in UAE
Health and Safety Department of Dubai Municipality have put out measures on food establishments to prevent the spread of corona virus in UAE. If you have showing symptoms, the food establishments can bar the entry. All the tables must be cleaned and disinfected immediately after customers leave.
UAE urges residents to avoid travel to reduce the spread of coronavirus
Temporarily stops issuing visa to all excluding diplomats till further notice.
Ban of sheesha through out cafe's and other facilities. Decision of banning Shisha would continue until further notice. This has come within the precautionary and preventive measures to curb the spread of coronavirus "Covid-19".
Abu Dhabi schools told to deep clean. Protocols include regular deep cleaning with bleach to protect against novel coronavirus in UAE.
Suspends major events to beat coronavirus in UAE. Many upcoming major entertainment events in the nation's capital and Dubai are under consideration following the new coronavirus outbreak in the UAE. Also follow the offical links in HSE event page for postponed date of the HSE events
Symptoms of coronavirus
It can take up to 14 days for symptoms of coronavirus to appear.Look out for one, some or all of the main symptoms:
- A cough - this can be any kind of cough, not just dry
- Shortness of breath
- Breathing difficulties
- Fever (high temperature - 38 degrees Celsius or above) or chills
Other symptoms are fatigue, headaches, sore throat, aches and pains.
If you develop symptoms you will need to self-isolate and phone your General Practitioner. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. The GP will assess you over the phone. If they think you need to be tested for coronavirus, they will arrange a test.
If you quarantined
Make it a staycation : Avoid leaving the house unless absolutely necessary (including work, school or church )
Dont share your stuff: Don’t swap unwashed dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels or bedding with other people or pets in your home.
Wash everything : Washing your hand would be your first line of defence. Also use tissues for cough and sneeze then throw away.
Cooperating with authorities : Following quarantines and other public health mandates help slow and stop the virus.
The coronavirus via your most frequently used accessories
Handbag handles are a danger zone; the more often the handbag is used, the more likely natural oils - and potentially the virus - are transferred from your hands onto the leather. Wrapping a scarf around the handles of your handbag is a great way of reducing cross-contamination.
Remember your bag is not a dumping ground! Make sure you avoid throwing any rubbish, old receipts and unnecessary items in your handbag. Easiest way to remove germs or any trace of the coronavirus is by cleaning your handbag.
Mobile phones are the top contenders, with over 25,000 germs on average.You can use Clorox wipes or wipes with 70% alcohol, which you can get at the drugstore, to wipe down your phone. Also use this to wipe Laptop,mouse, keyboard, tablet, coffee mug and water bottle frequently as one of many measures public health authorities are recommending to try to slow the spread of the virus.