Covid in UAE: Green Pass validity shortened to 14 days, Dh3000 fine for violating mask rule
The validity of the Green Pass on the AlHosn app has been reduced from 30 days to 14 days. This was announced on Monday.
This means that fully vaccinated residents will get a 14-day Green Pass after receiving a negative Covid-19 PCR test result. This came as the UAE’s daily Covid cases doubled in a week. Addressing a media briefing, a government spokesperson said the new rule would be applicable from Wednesday, June 15.
The updated validity rule will be applicable to students and employees of the education sector from Monday, June 20. Entry to most public places and attractions in Abu Dhabi is only allowed for those who have the Green Pass. The officials warned that the wearing of masks indoors would be strictly enforced with Dh3,000 fine for those caught without one. “Covid-19 is still around. We urge residents to follow all Covid rules, including wearing a mask in closed places, avoiding crowded spaces and taking special care while travelling,” officials added. He also mentioned that inspections would be beefed up to ensure that residents are wearing maks in closed spaces.
Today, the UAE recorded 1,319 new covid-19 cases on Monday, continuing a recent rise in infection rates. Another 1,076 recoveries from the virus were announced and there were no coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours.