With the end of Coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) blurry, events continue to be shelved to a later date and community areas temporarily shut down.
When social distancing was first suggested as a means of reducing the spread of the new coronavirus, several of my friends joked how great it is to have public health experts affirm their antisocial tendencies.
Community members have asked to avoid gatherings as the Pakistani missions in the UAE have taken a number of steps to provide maximum relief, especially to those visiting the Consulate in Dubai and the Embasy in Abu Dhabi for their various consular services.
Mariam Yaed Al Qubaisi, Director of Information and Communication Department and official spokesperson for the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), revealed that NCEMA in partnership with its strategic partner has a 24-hour mechanism to detect rumours and track those who promote them. The NCEMA takes the necessary measures that include responding to or denying the rumours through the official mass media and take legal action against those who promote them, she added.
The Sharjah Police and Sharjah City Municipality continued their efforts to ensure a healthy environment for all community members by taking preventive and precautionary measures to contain the spread of the Covid19 pandemic.