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DUBAI – Authorities in the UAE have announced new rules and nationwide restrictions during Ramadan as precautionary measures against the spread of Covid-19.
Ramadan is expected to begin on April 13 or 14. However, an official announcement by the UAE’s Moon Sighting Committee has yet to be made.
Authorities have said that the restrictions during Ramadan must be strictly followed, and that violators will face fines or legal action.
They also vowed intensive inspection campaigns during Ramadan to spot offenders.
Iftar banquets in mosques
Iftar banquets in public places
Meals outside mosques, public areas
Restaurant distribution of iftar meals
Any public gathering
Any kind of majlis
Food exchange with others
Public exposure of elderly, chronically ill
Meal distribution in labour accommodation (individuals must coordinate with registered charities, restaurant or accommodation management)
Taraweeh prayer with social distancing
Prayers at mosque, with sanitation measures
Reading of Quran online/digitally
Iftar and suhoor shared by family in same house
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