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21 Dec 2021

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Expo 2020 Dubai organizers have currently recorded more than 7.1 Million visits to the world fair since the launch of the largest major global event. Recently, state news agency of UAE reported on Monday that some activities at the world fair are suspended as a precautionary measure in the wake of the heightened COVID-19 concerns.

Currently, the EXPO 2020 organizers have recorded 7,167,591 visits to the site in the period up to December 20.

Emirate’s news agency WAM reported on Monday that Expo organizers suspended some activities that require close or direct contact as a precaution against the latest COVID-19 developments in the country. Suspended activities include shows, and performance arts by roaming artists. Additionally, the world fair increased efforts to curb the spread of COVID virus as they increase the number of PCR testing facilities, and enforced a PCR test on all front-line workers at the site as well as the entertainment employees.

Currently, in a statement on its website, Expo organizers have announced that they “continue to maintain robust COVID-19 measures, ensuring a safe and exceptional event for all attending.”

“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,” the statement said.

Right now, there are more than 90 % 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.

According to the rules imposed by the world fair, visitors ages 18 and above are required to present their proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours in Al Hosn app. In addition to this, site sanitization stations and mandatory face-masks both indoor and outdoor are imposed within the site premises.


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