His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has directed the restructuring of the social support programme for low-income citizens, doubling the initiative’s budget from Dh14 billion to Dh28 billion.The fund will introduce new allocations for housing, university education, and unemployed citizens over the age of 45. It will also include subsidies for fuel, food, water and electricity.
The decision stems from the leadership’s keenness to provide citizens of limited income throughout the country with decent livelihoods.
After nearly two-and-a-half years of strict Covid-19 rules and precautionary measures, the UAE government on Sunday announced the lifting of all restrictions it has put in place to keep the country and its residents safe during the pandemic.
Rules on wearing masks have been further eased. Health officials announced that masks will be optional in all open and closed facilities, including places of worship and mosques. However, it will be mandatory to wear masks in health facilities and centres for people of determination. Praying on personal mats will be optional at mosques and praying facilities.
A government spokesperson announced in a virtual briefing the second phase of the easing of restrictions. The official noted that the second phase of relaxations have been approved after carefully studying the epidemiological situation in the country while monitoring occupancy rates in hospitals and intensive care for Covid-19 infected cases, which have consistently dipped below 300 now.
The Al Hosn application will now be limited to a proof of vaccination, and for PCR test results inside and outside the country upon request. The Green Pass on the Al Hosn app will therefore not be required to enter public facilities and sites.
The new relaxations will be activated at 6am on Monday, November 7.
Source : Khaleef Times