UAE withdraws mandatory wearing of masks in outdoor

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi and Dubai's crisis authorities have confirmed that the citizens of UAE will no longer have to wear masks while going outside from Saturday onwards.

The use of masks while moving outside will now be optional, the Supreme Council for National Security communicated in a Twitter post.

But masks are compulsory while moving in all indoor areas and public places including shopping malls and schools.

Also, mandatory quarantine if close contact with a person with coronavirus has been removed. Only two PCR tests have to be taken within 48 hours duration prior to five days before leaving home.

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