Sharjah extends suspension of all activities until end of April to stem coronavirus outbreak
29 Mar 2020
A general view of the Sharjah skyline.
The Sharjah Executive Council announced on Sunday that it will extend the suspension of all social and sporting events and celebrations in wedding halls, event halls, hotels, and government and community facilities, until the end of April.
The decision comes as part of preventive and precautionary measures taken to contain the spread of the coronavirus, in line with the directives of Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of Sharjah Executive Council.
The provisions of the decision shall be implemented as of 1st April 2020, and up until the end of April 2020, and extendable if needed.
A combo image shows deserted roads near Khaled Lagoon and Buhairah Corniche.
Meanwhile, the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, SCCI, has launched an online course on coronavirus to spread awareness among the emirate's business community and curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Chamber, the training course targets Sharjah's business community, corporate officials, and the private sector, as part of the SCCI’s preventive measures to ensure the safety of Emirati society.
Held by the Sharjah Training and Development Centre, STDC, the key thematic areas of the course are the pathogenic microorganisms and the chain of infection, factors leading to the risk of infectious diseases, control, hygiene and health measures, personal hygiene, safe waste treatment, environmental pollution, and health legislation. It also includes the responsibilities of employers and employees towards preventing infectious diseases.