Masks made by Sharjah homemaker Cynthia Fernandes.
Mariecar Jara-Puyod, Senior Reporter
A Dubai-based certified executive coach said the Coronavirus 2019 global crisis is the time to reflect on social responsibility which should start from one’s self.
A 2019 article on social responsibility written by Akhilesh Gant explained that this is about “businesses, in addition to maximizing shareholders value, (acting) in a manner that benefits society. It means that individuals and companies have a duty to act in the best interests of their environment.”
Meanwhile, when Gulf Today was interviewing Banan Bakkar on Tuesday, WhatsApp received was an undated and unsigned circular purportedly from the Community Development Authority-Dubai (CDADXB)-Regulatory and Licensing Sector-Licensing Department complete with email addresses and landlines: “From tomorrow onwards
there are new communication regulations. All calls are recorded. All phone call recordings saved. WhatsApp is monitored. Facebook is monitored. All social media and forums are monitored. All UAE social media and forums are monitored.”
CDA-accredited Filipino Social Club president Ericson Reyes said: “We just got a direct confirmation from CDA chief executive officer Dr. Omar Al-Muthanna that that is not true. Please help stop the circulation.”
The CDA official statement at 3 p.m. “(called) on the public to be cautious and not to publish or exchange unreliable information and refer to responsible sources for obtaining the correct information to avoid accountability and (violation of) applicable legislation.”
Bakkar said the pandemic “has given each one of us a huge social responsibility. It reminds us that each person’s behavior really matters and that it can affect everyone around.”
She mentioned of “critical responsibilites” as social responsibility also depends on one’s role in the society.
One case is Sharjah homemaker Cynthia Fernandes who, alongside her other quilting lady friends have been exchanging videos on how to sew face masks.
Fernandes has completed sets of two face masks complete with pouches out of stored fabrics and the Indian dupatta soft cotton/muslin cloth for her family. She has volunteered for those in need.
Nakheel’s customers include property owners, retail and hospitality tenants and small business operators. The package includes free rental periods for retail and hospitality partners who operate within the Nakheel Malls portfolio.
Emirates’ outstation airport teams from 39 stations including Prague, Newark, Seoul, London Stansted and Zurich devotedly sent off their last passenger flights before the suspension took effect.
The resolution stipulates 15 fines starting from Dhs1,000 for failing to wear medical masks indoors by only those individuals suffering from chronic diseases, and those showing cold and flu symptoms or failing to maintain social distancing
Israel’s Foreign Ministry said the embassy would be in a temporary office while a permanent location is prepared.
The Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, Lt Gen Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, said that private parties and meetings are responsible for the rise in COVID-19 cases.
Abu Dhabi continues to top the list created by data crowd-sourcing website Numbeo as the safest city in the world for the fifth year in a row with 88.46 %. It is a testament to the security and stability the UAE enjoys, confirmed Major General Staff Pilot Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police.
The system is part of RTA’s efforts to make use of modern and smart technologies in delivering better services to public parking users in Dubai. Currently, there are 190,000 paid parking slots in Dubai out of a total of 550,000.