Sharjah bans Ramadan tents; issues iftar guidelines

Eudore R. Chand

SHARJAH 10 March 2021: The Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Team (ECDMT) in Sharjah has issued a set of decisions for Ramadan, aiming to preserve the safety of the community amidst the spread of the coronavirus.

These decisions include preventing family or institutional iftar tents or a public grouping for iftar banquets, offering or distributing iftar meals in front of restaurants, at gathering points, or in front of homes and mosques, or through cars or any other means.

ECDMT has stopped advertising or special offers for iftar meals by all media, and limited the distribution of meals or in-kind assistance to needy families through the official charitable bodies accredited in the emirate, said Wam

Field teams will be formed from the concerned authorities to intensify their inspection and monitoring campaigns during the month. The ECDMT also called on all members of the community to cooperate to maintain the health and safety of the community, and contact (901) or e-mail, to report any violations.

2,373 new Covid-19 cases, 1,784 recoveries, 10 deaths

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) conducted 219,593 additional Covid-19 tests, and announced 2,373 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 415,705.

‏MoHAP also announced 10 deaths due to complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 1,345.

‏The ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished patients a speedy and full recovery. It called on all members of the society to cooperate with health authorities, adhere to the instructions and physical distance to ensure the health and safety of all.

‏MoHAP also noted that an additional 1,784 individuals had fully recovered from Covid-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 396,433.

The total number of vaccine doses provided stands at 6,325,211 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 63.95 doses per 100 people.


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