Dubai to resume wedding receptions with COVID-19 preventive measures put in place

The UAE has recorded so far 115,602 coronavirus infections, 107,516 recoveries and 463 deaths. (File/AFP)
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Updated 19 October 2020

Dubai to resume wedding receptions with COVID-19 preventive measures put in place

  • Wedding receptions in halls must allow a maximum capacity of 200 people
  • Attendees must wear face masks at all times

DUBAI: Dubai will resume wedding receptions in hotels, halls, homes, temporary venues and tents in residential areas starting Oct. 22, state news agency WAM reported.
The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management said families must adhere to all coronavirus precautionary guidelines to ensure the public’s safety. “Violators will be held accountable for lack of compliance with the rules,” it said.

The UAE has recorded so far 115,602 coronavirus infections, 107,516 recoveries and 463 deaths.

Wedding receptions in halls must allow a maximum capacity of 200 people, while tents and homes can only enable entry of a maximum of 30 people.
Attendees must wear face masks at all times and can take them off only when seated at their tables of five people maximum, the report said.
Guest should not be seated face-to-face and must keep a distance of over 1.5 meters, while tables should be placed at least two meters apart from each other.
The events in halls, hotels, homes, temporary venues and tents must not cross a four-hour duration, the report added.
Elderly people and those with chronic conditions or symptoms including coughing and fever are also urged not to be present in such events, the committee said.


Houthi shelling kills 2 children, injures dozen more in Yemen

Updated 01 December 2020

Houthi shelling kills 2 children, injures dozen more in Yemen

  • The militia bombed a residential area in Al-Mofatish
  • The militia continue to threaten civilian lives with their actions

DUBAI: A Houthi missile attack killed two children and injured 12 more people in north Taiz, state news agency Saba New reported.
The militia bombed a residential area in Al-Mofatish with “heavy weapons,” the report added.
On Monday, the Saudi-led Arab coalition said the Houthis fired a ballistic missile from Amran that landed in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.
The militia continue to threaten civilian lives with their actions, the coalition said.
The Houthi militia has recently intensified the use of explosive and reconnaissance drones, which a UN committee of experts said earlier was assembled from external components and shipped to Yemen.
A report by  UN experts charged with monitoring the arms embargo imposed on Yemen since 2015 said the Houthi militia acquired new weapons in 2019, some of which have characteristics similar to those produced in Iran.