Covid UAE: Gatherings for mid-Sha'ban banned

Photo: Reuters
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Ras Al Khaimah - Authorities emphasised that those who violate the ban will not be dealt with leniently.

By Web report

Published: Tue 23 Mar 2021, 5:09 PM

The Ras Al Khaimah Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Team has announced a ban on middle of Sha’ban gatherings.

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According to Emarat Al Youm, the Acting Commander-in-Chief of RAK Police, Brigadier General Abdullah Khamis Al Hadidi, warned that violators would not be treated with leniency as gatherings on the 15th of Sha’ban constituted a breach of public health protocols.

He added that a field team from the Community Police Department would be conducting regular awareness campaigns on Covid safety measures for businesses in the area.

Al Hadidi explained that it was necessary for all members of the community to come together to overcome the pandemic and save lives.

The night between Sha’ban 14 and 15 is often observed by Muslims, regarded as the night when sinners are forgiven. Sometimes known as Bara’at Night, prayers and gatherings are often arranged by the community to celebrate the blessed night.

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