Ramadan 2020: New rules to observe during this Holy Month
Ramadan 2020 in Abu Dhabi will be different this year, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In light of this, many restaurants will be serving delivery iftars, so you can break your fast at home.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) have announced a set of social and health guidelines pursuant to the decision to amend the National Disinfection Programme.
The new guidelines include conditions for visits and exercise during the holy month of Ramadan.
In a joint circular, the authorities detailed the following guidelines:
-Gatherings are not allowed in public or private places.
-Tents and Ramadan majlis, both at home and in public places, are banned.
-It is prohibited to distribute food to individuals except in a collective manner under the supervision of charities and relevant government agencies.
-The number of people present in a place at any one time may not exceed five individuals
-The elderly, sick, and those with chronic health conditions are not allowed to leave home in order to ensure their safety.
-Congregational prayers, including Taraweeh, are permissible at home, provided that the worshippers are members of the same family residing in the same place.
In all cases, compliance with the relevant precautionary procedures should be ensured, including constant hand washing with soap and water for no less than 20 seconds, and avoiding hand-to-face contact in order to prevent infection.
The authorities also affirmed that these measures come in observance of the social customs and traditions associated with the holy month of Ramadan to ensure public safety and health.