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Dubai: Dubai Police have announced a revised schedule for inmate visits during the holy month of Ramadan.

In line with Dubai's efforts to curb COVID-19 and ensure the safety of inmates and their families, visitations will continue to be held remotely with a visual communication service during the official business hours from 9:00am until 12:00pm.

Major General Ali Al Shamali, Director of the General Department of Punitive and Correctional Institutions at Dubai Police, said the service is a humanitarian initiative that enables Dubai inmates to communicate with their families, inside and outside the country, in a way that achieves the principle of physical distancing.

Maj. Gen. Al Shamali added that Dubai Police has been keen to provide complete logistical support to inmates to communicate with their loved ones through electronic devices, in cooperation with the General Department of Artificial Intelligence at Dubai Police.

"Families should first request an online visit through the Dubai Police app available on smartphones; they will then receive a text message with a link to the specific date and time for the video call. They can later go to Dubai Police's official website and connect to the inmates who would be offered the necessary electronic devices to join the call," ,” Maj. Gen. Al Shamali explained.