Expo 2020 suspends parades amidst strict COVID-19 safety rules

Expo 2020 suspends parades amidst strict COVID-19 safety rules

Expo 2020 Dubai on Monday said it has ramped up Covid-19 precautionary measures to safeguard the health and safety of visitors.

The mega event has expanded the number of on-site PCR testing facilities to four, and is now providing free testing for all country pavilion staff.

According to a press release,

"While all frontline workers and entertainers continue to be tested on a regular basis, some close contact events, such as parades and roving entertainers, have been temporarily suspended as a short-term precautionary measure,”  

Furthermore, with more than 90 per cent of the UAE population fully vaccinated, Expo 2020 Dubai has required mandatory vaccination and boosters of all Expo and international participant staff, volunteers, contractors and service providers.

The press release also stated,

“Visitors ages 18 and above are required to present proof of any vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours. In addition, Expo 2020 maintains on site sanitisation stations and mandatory face-masks both indoor and outdoor,”

News Source: Khaleej Times

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