UAE’s #StayHome campaign against COVID-19 gains ground

The #StayHome campaign in the UAE is trending and gaining popularity as well as followers who are staying put at home in order to break the chain of spread of COVID-19. 

The campaign has literally taken wings as the police force in Sharjah is using drones to send the message across in multiple languages.

Social distancing measures have been put in place in restaurants and malls, while religious and entertainment destinations were temporarily shut by the government.

Popular tourist destination Burj Khalifa was also lit up with the words ‘Stay Home’. 

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, took to social media asking everyone to 'recognise the seriousness of the new reality' in a series of tweets. 

Authorities urged the public to stay at home except in case of necessity, to get basic supplies, such as food and medicine, or to perform essential jobs.

The Ministry of Interior and the National Emergency and Crisis and Disasters Management Authority urged UAE citizens, residents, visitors and all those living in the nation, to stay at home unless it's absolutely necessary to go out. 

The new campaign is among the many preventive measures implemented by the UAE to limit the spread of the coronavirus. 

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