The United Arab Emirates has been putting a stay on certain activities if they are compromising the safety measures taken with regards to the Covid-18 control plan. The Ministry of Health and Prevention in the UAE issued a circular earlier on Saturday asking the health facilities to postpone the non-essential surgeries across the country,
There is a rise in the Covid-19 cases in the country and to provide extra care and treatment to people, the ministry has decided to issue directives of giving the first priority to the coronavirus issue. The directives will be applicable in all the emirates including Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah.
The directive said that these surgeries will result in postponing operations that require general anesthesia and blood transfusion. Other than that, surgeries involving services such as hair removal, botox, fillers and other luxury practices such as facelifts and hair transplants.
A report in the Arabic daily in Al Bayan revealed that these procedures are too rescheduled for everyone including those suffering from respiratory symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, or cold. All the people seeking such treatment are advised to reschedule.
Other than dental and cosmetic surgery rescheduling, the circular also directed people to delay services or treatments of five other types of health services including cupping and physiotherapy.
This is not the first time that the emarati nation has decided to delay a practice due to COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier, the Dubai Media Office had directed some strict measures for gyms in the emirate.
The gyms had to be operated only by following guidelines of social distancing for example 2 to 3 meter space between people using a gym or exercising equipment. Only when following this, gyms were allowed to be open.
Restaurants are also not allowed to host more than 10 people at a time while cafe’s are expected to allow only 7 people.