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UAE Ramadan Covid rules: Taraweeh to resume; avoid Iftar gatherings

Ismail Sebugwaawo /Abu Dhabi
ismail@khaleejtimes.com Filed on March 16, 2021 | Last updated on March 17, 2021 at 08.50 am
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Full list of Covid guidelines announced.


With the holy month of Ramadan less than one month away, authorities in the UAE have specified multiple Covid safety measures. The aim is to avoid any gatherings that may lead to the spread of the virus.

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Dr. Seif Al Dhaheri, spokesperson for the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), announced the guidelines.

>> Taraweeh prayers: The special prayers offered during the holy month will be hosted in mosques across the country. The maximum duration of the Taraweeh and Isha prayer that precedes it has been capped at 30 minutes.

>> Avoid family and friends gatherings, especially during Iftar.

>> Avoid distributing and exchanging meals between homes and families.

>> Only members of the same family living in the same house can share meals.

>> Iftar tents - whether family or institutional - are banned.

>> Iftar meals will not be allowed inside mosques.

>> Restaurants are prohibited from distributing Iftar meals inside or in front of their premises.

>> Distribution of the Iftar meals is limited to labour housing complexes via direct coordination with the management. Strict social distancing must be ensured.

According to authorities, all these measures announced are subject to change based on the global and local health situation.

The elderly and people with chronic diseases have been urged to avoid gatherings of any kind, in order to ensure their safety.

Authorities urged people to adhere to the Covid-19 measures, warning that intensive inspection campaigns will be carried out during the holy month, and that legal action will be taken against all the violators.

ismail@khaleejtimes.com

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Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country's parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.





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