A view of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
"All mosques, however, will declare Takbeerat Al Aid (Eid chants) through their microphones 10 minutes prior to the prayer to instill feelings of joy and happiness among people," he added.
He stressed on the importance of disseminating feeling of joy and exchanging greetings among all family members, relatives, neighbours and friends through modern means of communications, while entirely abstaining from physical visits and gatherings to ensure the safety of all people, specially the elderly, children and sick people.
It is incumbent on everyone to abide by the COVID-19 countermeasures during Eid. Any violations will have an adverse effect on the entire society," he warned, noting that the violators will be subject to administrative penalty and disciplinary action.
He reiterated the importance of stopping distributing Eidaya (money gift to children during Eid), citing some research studies which confirmed that the virus may be transmitted through banknote.
"We advise avoiding circulating banknote and using e-payment tools instead to avoid any risk, especially that those who typically take Eidayah are children who may not be fully aware of the preventive measures," he continued.
"The decision to keep malls open for certain times during Eid came after ensuring they have applied all preventive measures, including working at 30 % capacity, enforcing a two metre safety distance, and prohibiting the entry of people over 60 years of age and children below 12, in addition to restricting the shopping trip for any person to a maximum of two hours," he added.
The health officials said, “We call on community members to cooperate and adhere to measures to confront COVID-19 during the Holy Month of Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr.
The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wished COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery.
The health ministry announced the death of one person who tested positive for COVID-19, due to complications. This brings the total death toll to 335.
Tourists must be vaccinated, have certification that they have recovered from the illness or have a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of entering Italy.
The news was made public when a traveller with the name Gursehaj asked Air India on its Twitter, “When the flight from India to Dubai resume by Air India??
The airline responded.
MoHAP also noted that an additional 1,922 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 597,008.
The HMS Defender "was given a preliminary warning that weapons would be used if the state borders of the Russian Federation were violated. It did not react to the warning," the ministry said, adding that the ship left Russian waters after the shots were fired.