UAE: Ramadan COVID-19 Guidelines Announced

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 17 March 2021 Last update: Tuesday، 13 April 2021
UAE: Ramadan COVID-19 Guidlines Announced

Dr. Seif Al Dhaheri, spokesperson for the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), announced the COVID-19 guidelines for Ramadan in the UAE.

Officials also announced nationwide restrictions for Ramadan, which begins on April 13 or 14.

Here is a list of the guidelines:

• Avoid all majlis and public gatherings;

• Family gatherings should not be held;

• Iftar and suhoor can be shared only by relatives living in the same house;

• Avoid exchanging food with other families;

• Refrain from any big gatherings related to Ramadan activities;

• No collective iftar tents; no meals in front of mosque or anywhere else;

• Restaurants cannot distribute meals inside or outside their premises;

• Meals can be distributed in labour accommodation, only. Those who are interested in giving iftar meals to workers should contact the manager of the accommodation and a restaurant to arrange the distribution of meal packets;

• Tarawih prayers will be conducted under the precautionary measures already announced;

• Mosques should be sanitised before and after prayers;

• Do not distribute physical copies of the holy Quran; people should read the Quran digitally;

• In the last 10 days of Ramadan, the situation will be reassessed and restrictions may be eased;

• Intensive inspection campaigns will be conducted during Ramadan and action will be taken against offenders;

• Elderly people and those with chronic diseases that place them at greater risk should continue to avoid public places;

• Masks must be worn all times outside the home.

The UAE has achieved its target of vaccinating half the country’s population two weeks before its target.

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