To protect public health and contain the spread of coronavirus, the Abu Dhabi authorities have decided not to give permits for the traditional practice of tents during the holy month of Ramadan.
Tents have always been a part of the region's Ramadan's tory but now with the coronavirus pandemic in view, the officials have decided that in order to safeguard public health, there will be no tents for Ramadan this year.
“The Department of Municipalities and Transport in # AbuDhabi announces the suspension of Ramadan tent permits service 2021, in line with the procedures issued by the NCEMA Authority, to activate preventive measures against Covid-19,” announced Abu Dhabi DMT through its Twitter handle.
nOther than the Department of Municipalities and transport in Abu Dhabi, the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority also gave its nod to the decision to scrap the tent this year. They have stressed that it has been done so that Covid-19 protocols could be properly implemented and the public health is not put at risk.
During the whole month of Ramadan, the covid-19 protocols will be strictly implemented so that the rising number of coronavirus cases comes to an end. Earlier Dubai also announced in March that the Iftar tents would not be permitted in the Emirati nation. Tens were also not given permits by the local emergency, crisis, and disaster management team in Sharjah.
Due to the sensitivity of the impact of the pandemic, the authorities were cautious to not let the traditional practices come in the way of public health. To keep everything in order, many protocols have been set up.
The restrictions include prohibiting in-person meets, exchange of gifts or sweets and even the Isha and tarawih prayers have been limited to a maximum of 30 minutes.