Dubai Metro and Covid-19

The RTA are taking major steps to try and stop the spread of the coronavirus on the Dubai Metro by carrying out rigorous cleaning and sanitisation every day. You can see the full details in the video put together by Gulf News that is shown below.

Although the number of people using the metro has significantly dropped in recent times as people are self-isolating or working from home and also with the schools shut, there are still a lot of people who rely on it at the current time and they are advised to take standard precautions when travelling on the metro: if possible, stand 2 meters away from the nearest passenger (although this may not always be possible), wear gloves when out and about and do not touch your hands to your face if you can help it at all. Of course many people are also wearing masks despite the mixed reviews of whether these are effective or not.

Make sure that you wash your hands fully when you reach your destination and either dispose of gloves or bag up for washing later. It is currently not known how long the virus can live on different surfaces but it could be up to 24 hours – however, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) says that transmission is more common between people rather than from surfaces.

In light of this, the directions on coughing and sneezing into a tissue should be followed rigorously – so make sure that you carry tissues around with you and possibly a small bag to put the tissues in as you use them and then dispose of later.

Obviously if you have any symptoms of covid-19 you are advised to stay at home in order not to spread the virus.

With best wishes to everyone to stay safe and travel only when really necessary.


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