The National Emergency of Crisis and Disasters Management Authority and the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Awqaf temporarily suspended prayers at mosques and places of worship in the country as of 9pm Monday for four weeks as a precautionary measure amid global COVID-19 outbreak.
The decision to suspend prayers in mosques, chapels, places of worship and their facilities will be reviewed after four weeks from now.
The decision is part of the precautionary and preventive measures taken by the UAE against coronavirus, COVID- 19, and based on the instructions of the Ministry of Health Prevention and the Fatwa of the Emirates Fatwa Council in coordination with the federal and local religious and health authorities.
The UAE’s concerned authorities called on citizens, residents and visitors to comply with this announcement, which is in the interest of the people.
Dubai: The UAE has so far conducted 125,000 tests for detecting COVID-19, according to a Ministry of Health and Prevention tweet.
The tweet claimed the UAE holds the record for the most number of tests with almost 13,000 people tested per million of the population.
To date, the UAE has had 98 cases of coronavirus with 26 recoveries.
People intending to get tested for Covid 19, can call the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s number 80011111 or call the Medical Operations Command Centre 8001717 or the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) number 800342. All the numbers are toll free.