On this file photograph, international employees clad in masks as a result of COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic stroll pushing bicycles alongside a road within the Satwa district of Dubai on Might 6, 2020. — AFP

The United Arab Emirates has notified a ban on night gatherings throughout Ramadan amongst different measures to be complied with because it combats the coronavirus pandemic.

In an announcement on Twitter, UAE’s Nationwide Emergency Disaster and Catastrophe Administration Authority (NCEMA) additionally supplied some excellent news, saying that 52.46% of the nation’s inhabitants has been inoculated in opposition to the virus.

“We’re working arduous to reach offering the vaccine to 100% of our folks,” the NCEMA UAE added.

Ramadan curbs

The catastrophe administration authority mentioned that for the well being and security of society, it’s suggested that folks “keep away from night gatherings throughout Ramadan, restrict household visits, and keep away from distributing and exchanging meals between properties and households”.

It mentioned that folks residing in the identical family can share meals.

Different curbs introduced are as follows:

  • Household or institutional iftar tents, sharing meals in public locations or distributing iftar meals in entrance of properties and mosques will not be allowed. These thinking about doing so, should coordinate with charities, with donations & zakat completed electronically.
  • Eating places are usually not allowed to distribute iftar meals inside or in entrance of the restaurant. Meals could solely be delivered to labour housing complexes by way of direct coordination with the administration of labour housing.
  • Tarawih prayers can be held in strict compliance with COVID-19 precautionary measures.
  • Iftar meals are usually not allowed inside mosques, and the length of the Isha and Tarawih prayers can be restricted to a most of 30 minutes.
  • Mosques can be closed instantly after the prayer. The ladies’s prayer areas, different services, and space on exterior roads set for praying will stay closed.
  • Measures for Lailatul Qadr can be introduced later, in accordance with the coronavirus scenario over the past ten days of Ramadan.
  • Spiritual classes and conferences in mosques will stay suspended, with the choice of digital participation. We encourage studying the Quran by sensible gadgets, and digital donations, donations and zakat.

The authority urged the cooperation of individuals and their strict adherence to security protocols.

“We name on everybody to cooperate and cling to measures and directions, as intensive inspection campaigns can be carried out throughout Ramadan, and authorized measures can be taken in opposition to all violators, whether or not people or establishments,” it warned.

It additionally urged the aged and people with power illnesses to keep away from gatherings and “guarantee their security”.

The NCEMA additionally known as upon the folks to at all times search info from official sources.

“We stress that every one measures introduced within the nationwide protocol are topic to adjustments relying on the worldwide and regional well being standing,” it added.

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