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UAE issues new rules on family gatherings, funerals


DUBAI – Social gatherings in the UAE have been limited to a maximum of 10 family members, UAE authorities announced as part of precautionary measures against the spread of Covid-19.

According to the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority any gathering must be with first-degree relatives only.

The elderly and those with chronic illness are now allowed to attend social gatherings.

Violators will be fined according to laws issued by the UAE Attorney General.

The regulations also included new rules on funerals, limiting the number of people in attendance and detailing sanitary requirements.

New rule on UAE funerals during Covid-19

During funerals, not more than two people may attend and only two people may attend the burial. No more than six people can help carry the body.

All precautionary measures must also be observed, including social distancing and the wearing of face masks. ICA/Expat Media

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