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Combating coronavirus: 'Do Not Worry' campaign launched in UAE

Filed on April 15, 2020 | Last updated on April 15, 2020 at 11.01 pm
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The drive's launch was well received, with a one-hour streaming reaching 300,000 views.

In a bid to help residents overcome fear and anxiety amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the UAE has rolled out a nationwide mental health campaign.

Dubbed 'Do Not Worry', the campaign runs daily through social media and other podcasts that will be produced in English and Arabic under the title 'Happy UAE', Ammar Al Muaini, spokesperson for the National Program for Happiness and Quality of Life, said in a virtual Press briefing on Wednesday.

"More than 50 psychologists and other experts have volunteered to take part in this national campaign," Al Muaini said in a virtual Press briefing.

300,000 views

The drive's launch was well received, with a one-hour streaming reaching 300,000 views.

"The wellbeing of everyone in the UAE is the government's top priority. This campaign will help provide mental health support for all individuals in the community to combat Covid-19," the official said.

Dr Farida Al Hosani, the official spokesperson of the health sector, also acknowledged that it's important for people to take care of their mental health and boost their immune systems so as to protect their bodies from diseases.

She added that psychological aspects also play a part even in the recovery of Covid-19 patients.

ismail@khaleejtimes.com 


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