A couple enjoy time at the Jumeriah Beach in Dubai. File
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
After easing the lockdown restrictions Dubai Municipality urges people to take precautionary measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Dubai Municipality earlier had announced the reopening of beaches and parks to the public with strict guidelines.
Dubai Municipality tweeted, “If you plan to visit one of Dubai's beaches after it opens to the public, make sure your journey is safe and kindly follow the conditions of public safety, and adhere to #DubaiMunicipality's circulars. #WeAreAllResponsible.”
The official Twitter account shared a video suggesting to adhere to the guidelines while visiting beaches for a safe journey.
Maintain social distancing (2m between individuals and 4m between groups).
Limit the number of individuals in one group to 5.
Distribute posters and awareness guidelines.
Close all public seating areas.
Sterilise and disinfect all facilities periodically.
Children’s play areas and sport facilities should be kept closed.
The move is to ensure everyone’s safety during the celebrations amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Authorities in the UAE have initiated several measures to slow the rate of infections and work on containment of contagion. In a series of initiatives the Dubai Economy Department (DED) has launched a series of campaigns to raise awareness and educate businesses and individuals on the best practices they need to adhere to.
Dubai Culture and Arts Authority welcomed visitors to the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood following a temporary suspension due to the circumstances imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cease-fire mediator Qatar said efforts are ongoing to renew the truce, which saw Israel pause most military activity in Gaza and release 300 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Palestinian group Hamas freeing over 100 hostages held in Gaza.
The emirate's delegation comprised the Sharjah Book Authority, Sharjah Literary Agency, Sharjah Department of Culture, Al Qasimi Publications, and Kalimat Group.
"You are the spirit of the union. You are its present and future. I pray to Allah Almighty to bless you and our nation with continued security, progress and prosperity," Sheikh Mohammed said.
In another homage to the UAE, Egyptian couple Manal Mohamed and Mahmoud Muhareb rang in UAE National Day with the birth of baby Zayed exactly at 12:00am, weighing 3.810 kg. After two boys and two girls, Zayed is their fifth child.