Coronavirus in UAE: Friday sermon gives tips to stay safe

Authorities have imparted lessons in hygiene at mosques as UAE stepped up its fight against Covid-19.



»Avoid the customary handshakes and nose-to-nose kisses while greeting one another;
»Avoid the customary handshakes and nose-to-nose kisses while greeting one another;
»Try to hold your breath while prostrating to avoid the intake of germs;
»Try to hold your breath while prostrating to avoid the intake of germs;
»Do wudhu (ablution) before going to the mosque to ensure you are free from germs as you step out in public.
»Do wudhu (ablution) before going to the mosque to ensure you are free from germs as you step out in public.
»Avoid going to the mosque if you feel sick.
»Avoid going to the mosque if you feel sick.
»Pray non-obligatory prayers at home.
»Pray non-obligatory prayers at home.
Worshippers were told how washing one's limbs during the wudhu helps stop the spread of the virus.
Worshippers were told how washing one's limbs during the wudhu helps stop the spread of the virus.
The sermons lasted barely 10 minutes as instructed by the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments. As Khaleej Times reported previously, the authority had given Imams tips to ensure mosque goers remain safe.
The sermons lasted barely 10 minutes as instructed by the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments. As Khaleej Times reported previously, the authority had given Imams tips to ensure mosque goers remain safe.
The sermons also touched on good hygiene practices such as washing hands for at least 10 seconds and using one's sleeves to cough or sneeze.
The sermons also touched on good hygiene practices such as washing hands for at least 10 seconds and using one's sleeves to cough or sneeze.

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