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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Dubai on Thursday announced COVID-19 precautionary measures for the Holy Month of Ramadan, which includes ban on Ramadan tents as well as Iftar and donation tents.
According to the guidelines individuals can perform Taraweeh prayers in mosques in Dubai on the condition that precautionary measures are strictly observed.
The maximum duration of prayers (Taraweeh and Isha) has been capped at 30 minutes.
A decision regarding the Qiyam-ul-layl prayer performed on the last 10 days of Ramadan will be announced later based on an evaluation of the situation.
Guidelines for Ramadan was issued by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, headed by Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
The Committee advised the public not to hold large social gatherings during Ramadan, especially to avoid exposing the elderly and people with chronic diseases to COVID-19 risks.
The measures are aligned with the guidelines announced by the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA).
Dubai Police, in cooperation with the Department of Tourism, issued violations of Dhs50,000 on Saturday for people who stayed on a yacht without committing to social distancing and wearing masks.
Dubai Economy shuts down café in Al Seef, fines 9 businesses and warns 6 for violating COVID-19 guidelines, most notably physical distancing.
The violating establishments were from Nadd Al Hammar, Port Seed and Naif, and were engaged in varied activities, including retail, air-conditioning installation, wholesale trading, textiles and fabrics.
The new decrees include Decree No. (31) of 2021 on the Board of Trustees of British University in Dubai; Decree No.(29) of 2021 on the Board of Directors of Dubai Cares; Decree No.(28) on the Board of Directors of Dubai Women Establishment; and Decree No.(30) on the Board of Directors of Watani Al Emarat Foundation.
The country’s recovery rate is 97.36 per cent. However, the active cases constitute 1.30 per cent of the total cases and the active caseload has crossed 400,000-mark again and currently stands at 410,952.
The country has been in turmoil since the army ousted the civilian leader in February, launching a bloody crackdown on dissent that has killed more than 900 people according to a local monitoring group.