Increasing UAE mosques capacity to 50% starting August 3

The National Authority for Emergencies and Crises in the Emirates revealed that it was decided to raise the capacity of UAE mosques to 50%, starting on Monday, August 3, 2020, with a commitment to a physical distance of two meters, in addition to continuing all the precautionary and preventive measures previously announced.

To adjust the time between the call to prayer and Iqama to 10 minutes for prayers, except for Maghrib prayer, which will be 5 minutes, starting August 3.

Increasing 50% of the capacity of UAE mosques

The official spokesman for Dr. Saif Al-Dhaheri mentioned the establishment of Eid Al-Adha prayers in homes and broadcasting the takbeers through visual and audio means. Also, the Emirates Council for Sharia Fatwa authorized the provision of sacrificing sacrifices to authorize official charities, recommending that the price of sacrifices be made by entrusting official charities to slaughter and distribute them. Or through the relevant smart applications or by slaughterhouses determined by the local authorities, to ensure the application of precautionary measures and the provision of services to dealers in vehicles without entering the livestock market or slaughterhouses.

UAE mosques … Eid Al-Adha prayers

Al-Dhaheri explained that the concerned local authorities will evaluate the procedures and inspect the slaughterhouses during the day of Eid, while organizing the movement, to ensure that the service is not congested and that this service is provided smoothly during praying in the UAE mosques.

He stressed the prevention of dealing with itinerant workers with the aim of slaughtering the sacrifice and will violate all who interact with them, in order to ensure the health and safety of members of society, in addition to the need to take care and caution when distributing the sacrifice between family, relatives and neighbours so that they are not a reason to transfer the virus from one person to another.

Dr. Saif Al-Dhaheri advised to avoid family visits and gatherings, to use electronic means of communication or communication instead, as well as to prevent the distribution of Eid to children or even exchange them from banks and circulate among individuals during this period, and the use of electronic alternatives for that.

He also urged to avoid visiting pregnant women, children and people most affected by the virus and people with chronic diseases, and to avoid going to public places for their health and safety.

Dr. Saif Al-Dhaheri touched on the prohibition against meeting auxiliary workers with anyone outside the home, with the necessity of providing them with the necessary protective equipment if they need to deal with people from outside the home, such as receiving goods, parcels, and others.

As for travel updates to and from the country, Al-Dhaheri explained that the PCR laboratory examination is observed for all residents coming to the country in accredited laboratories, which can be known through the website.

He stated that the air carrier is obligated to ensure that those arriving on flights have a negative inspection result and that the certificate of proof of verification was issued by the approved centres regardless of the arrival airport.

Al-Dhaheri concluded by saying: The countries that are not included in this stage and that there are no centres dependent on the digital platform, the airlines will coordinate with the residents who wish to return to the country to show a negative PCR examination result and not exceed 72 hours from the centres accredited to these countries.

Source: WAM
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