Coronavirus in UAE: Sheikh Zayed Mosque closed from Sunday

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Abu Dhabi - Disinfection operation to be carried out on mosque grounds, facilities.


Ismail Sebugwaawo

Published: Sat 14 Mar 2020, 5:33 PM

Last updated: Sat 14 Mar 2020, 7:43 PM

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque will be closed for worshippers and visitors from Sunday as part of precautionary measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre (SZGMC) on Saturday announced that the mosque will be temporarily closed for prayers and visits from March 15, 2020 to carry out the disinfection operation of the mosque and its facilities to ensure the well-being and safety of Emiratis, residents and visitors.
"This comes within the preventive efforts and measures taken by public institutions across the UAE to counter coronavirus," the SZGMC said on Instagram.
With the growing concern over the spread of Covid-19, authorities in UAE have taken precautionary measures including closure of schools, public parks, public swimming pools and cancelling of all major events across the country.
The Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism on Friday announced that nightclubs and tourist restaurants in Abu Dhabi will be shut-down with immediate effect until the end of March to restrict further cases of coronavirus.

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