Coronavirus: Dubai issues guidelines for social gatherings, celebrations

it is of utmost importance that the public strictly adheres to the precautionary measures outlined by authorities

  
People look at Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 11, 2020. Picture taken March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Satish Kumar

People look at Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 11, 2020. Picture taken March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Satish Kumar

Satish Kumar

Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management on Wednesday announced precautionary guidelines for social gatherings and celebrations.

The committee issued a statement on social media explaining that with the upcoming seasons of celebrations and social gatherings such as Halloween, Diwali and other festivities, it is of utmost importance that the public strictly adheres to the precautionary measures outlined by authorities.

It added:

- The community is advised to avoid crowded places and strictly adhere to the precautionary measures announced by concerned authorities including maintaining physical distancing and using face masks.

- Elderly people and individuals with chronic conditions are advised not to attend social functions.

- Individuals attending gatherings, and establishments organising the celebrations, can avoid violations and other penalties by abiding by the precautionary measures.

The committee said: "The health and safety of the community is a top priority- please strictly follow preventive protocols and safeguards in place to protect all community members from any health risks."

 

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