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Sharjah extends suspension of all social events


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In line with the directives of H.H. Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of Sharjah Executive Council, the Sharjah Executive Council, SEC issued a decision to extend the period of suspension of all social and sporting events, celebrations in wedding halls, event halls, hotels, and government and community facilities until the end of June, as part of precautionary measures to prevent the coronavirus.

The decision comes in line with the UAE’s unremitting efforts to support the preventive and precautionary measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19, aiming to ensure the health and safety of all citizens and residents.

The provisions of the decision should be implemented as of 1st June, 2020, to be operational until the end of June 2020, extendable if needed.

Earlier, the Sharjah Executive Council, SEC, issued a decision to establish and form a volunteering committee for the Emirate of Sharjah.

The decision stipulates the establishment of a committee named “The Volunteering Committee in the Emirate of Sharjah” that is involved in organising the volunteering efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Afaf Ibrahim Al Marri will preside over the committee with the membership of Dr. Tariq Sultan Bin Khadem, vice president; Ali Salem Al Midfa, member; Sultan Bin Butti Al Muhairi, member; Iman Rashid Saif, member and Hessa Mohammed Al Hammadi, member.

The committee shall add more members if needed, with the approval of SEC. It shall report directly to SEC.

As per the decision, the specialisations of the committee are to be setting standards and conditions related to the volunteering of Sharjah Government employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

• Organising and launching volunteering initiatives in the emirate of Sharjah in relation to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

• Coordinating with concerned entities to launch volunteering initiatives in the emirate of Sharjah through the Sharjah Volunteering Centre of Sharjah Social Services Department.

Any other specialities as assigned by Sharjah Executive Council. The membership of the committee shall start with the first meeting and end when the purpose of the committee ends.

The committee shall meet by invitation of its president of their representative whenever needed and shall only be held with the majority of members attending. Decisions and recommendations of the committee must be taken by the majority of voting and in case of tied votes, the voting goes to the side of the president or their representative.


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