With adherence to the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) guidelines, mosques in UAE will resume holding Friday prayers (namaz) from December 4, 2020.
This decision is supposed to be an indicator of the country’s return to normalcy following the COVID-19 outbreak. Mosques will be able to receive 30% of worshipers from the total capacity of the premises including the courtyards, in which all measures to prevent coronavirus will be observed.
All the prayers are also not recommended to touch any surfaces and to perform the ablution ritual at home; daily five-time prayers are strongly recommended to apply all of these preventive measures.
To raise awareness among worshipers about COVID-19 prevention measures, groups of volunteers speaking different languages will work in mosques.
Elderly people, children and those with chronic illnesses are encouraged to stay at home. Mosques and churches in industrial zones will remain closed.
Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, also known as COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus which is causing illness in humans and animals. Most people infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus will feel mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without any special treatment. Older people, as well as those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, cancer or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness, and require immediate assistance. Novel Coronavirus was first identified in a cluster with pneumonia symptoms in Wuhan city, Hubei province of China, quickly spreading around the world. On early March 2020, the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic had officially started, becoming the defining global health crisis of our time. Today, it is the greatest challenge people have faced since World War II, worsened by subsequent lockdowns of whole countries, collapse of entire industries, and a major economic recession.