COVID-19: UAE announces Ramadan safety measures; Tarawih prayers to resume

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Authorities in the UAE have called on people to avoid family visits and gatherings during Ramadan.

Meanwhile, only family members living in the same house are allowed to share meals.

The latest measures aimed at combatting the spread of COVID-19, were announced during the government's media briefing on Tuesday.

Tarawih prayers will be held in mosques in accordance with the precautionary measures, but the duration of the Isha and Tarawih prayers will be limited to a maximum of 30 minutes.

Ramadan banquets and tents are not allowed, while people are being urged not to exchange or distribute meals.

Restaurants are prohibited from distributing Iftar meals inside or in front of the outlets, and the delivery of meals is limited to labour accommodations via direct coordination with the housing management.

As for Qiyam-ul-layl during the last ten days of Ramadan, the status of the pandemic in the country will be assessed, and the measures will be updated based on the latest developments.

Legal action will be taken against individuals and entities that violate the rules.

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