Abu Dhabi: The National Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) tweeted on Tuesday a number of guidelines to be followed during Ramadan. During a weekly press briefing, the authority said it would launch an intensive inspection campaign during the month that would hold offenders guilty and take strict action against them.
COVID-19 protocols call on people to:
- Avoid social gatherings. “We call on everyone not to organize gatherings, tours and social events during Ramadan. In addition to using social media and digital platforms to connect with relatives and friends, ”the NCEMA tweeted.
- Say no to iftar tents. “Family and institutional Iftar tents are prohibited. Ramadan commercial tents, which provide food, drink and hookahs commonly found in hotels, restaurants and various tourist destinations, are also prohibited, ”he said.
- Be mindful when you go to Friday prayers. The authority has prepared mosques for prayers, while observing all precautionary measures and reducing the length of the Friday sermon to ensure the safety of worshipers.
NCEMA called on everyone to cooperate and adhere to COVID-19 precautionary measures and preventive protocols during the fasting month.
During the meeting, the UAE General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments said it has launched several outreach initiatives and programs through smart platforms as well as religious broadcasts that are lined up for airing. via various TV and radio channels to mark Ramadan and encourage the public to respect social distancing protocols and preventive measures.
Meanwhile, a total of 62,781 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered across the Emirates in the past 24 hours.
The total number of doses delivered to date has now reached 8,659,503, with a vaccine distribution rate of 87.55 doses per 100 people, bringing the percentage vaccinated to 62.57% of the target group, an achievement added to UAE. record .
The vaccination campaign is in line with the ministry’s plan to provide the vaccine to all members of society and acquire immunity, which will help reduce the number of cases and control the spread of the virus.