Dubai Municipality begins street sterilisation to curb COVID-19

Dubai Municipality (DM) has launched an 11-day disinfection campaign to clean and sterilise the streets and roads of the emirate, as part of precautionary measures to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The drive – which is being conducted in collaboration with the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai Police, and the Dubai Civil Defense, as well as other relevant authorities – will last till the end of March.

The campaign, which began on Al Rigga Street under the supervision of DM officials, will cover at least 95 roads.

Disinfectant fogging machines, steam cleaning machines, and disinfectant sprayer compressed machines will be used to sterilise roads.

In addition, specialised sanitisation and disinfection teams will use spraying machines to sterilise trucks and cars.

Teams have already conducted sterilisation on Naif Street, Al Rigga Street, Al Murraqabat Street, Baniyas Street, Al Khor Street, Al Rasheed Street, Abu Hail Street, Al Maktoum Street, Al Quds Street, Al Nahda Street, and Port Saeed Street.

On March 21, cleaning and sterilisation was conducted in key areas including Hor Al Anz, Abu Baqer Al Siddiqui Street, and Beirut Street, to name a few.

On March 23, Dubai Municipality will launch cleaning and sterilisation in Al Seef Street, Jumeirah, Al Manara, Al Wasl, Financial Centre Street, and neighbouring areas.

By March 30, every street in Dubai will have undergone the cleaning and sterilisation process, according to the state-run Dubai Media Office.

The director general of Dubai Municipality, Eng Dawood Al Hajiri, said that the campaign is part of the efforts of Dubai Government entities to ensure the highest level of safety possible in accordance with the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and international best practices.


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