H.H. Sheikh Mansoor inspects security and safety protocols at EXPO 2020 site


EXPO 2020 Dubai's safety and security standard gets a nod of approval after thorough inspection by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management.

The review was conducted to ensure that the highest safety and security standards are followed, in preparation for the global event.

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The protocols designed for securing the event are under strict direction from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

During the visit, His Highness Sheikh Mansoor was briefed about the operations room which provides the organiser crucial data for the duration of the global event, while being made aware of 20 checkpoints that can help facilitate an emergency response time in under four minutes.

Sheikh Mansoor also reviewed the preparedness of the public transportation set up leading towards the site, mainly the latest Dubai Metro Route 2020 which is an AED 11 billion development purpose-built to transport EXPO 2020 Dubai visitors.

Accompanied by members from Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, the cohort also travelled by the Dubai Metro from Jebel Ali Station to the Expo 2020 Station.

Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), briefed the officials on what visitors can expect when using the system.

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The official trip also included a visit to the Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) COVID-19 PCR testing tent, which is part of a larger medical setup that includes an emergency medical centre, three main medical centres and a number of PCR testing centres.

According to a WAM report, the DHA has also set up five-lane drive-through testing centre with a capacity of 5,000 tests per day and a PCR screening centre with a capacity of 10,000 tests per day. Results are expected within four hours of testing.

This official visit comes less than a week after Sheikh Mohammed met with health officials to ensure that all safety arrangements are in place for the event.

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