UAE leaders greet Islamic heads of state on Eid Al Fitr
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent cables of congratulations to the kings, Emirs and presidents of Arab and Islamic states on the occasion of Eid Al-fitr.
Sheikh Khalifa wished them and their peoples continued progress, prosperity and stability.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, have dispatched similar cables to the leaders of Arab and Islamic states on the auspicious occasion.
Sunday, the 24th of May, will be the first day of Shawwal 1441 H, marking the beginning of Eid, announced the Moon-sighting Committee in a statement issued after its meeting at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department.
Eid prayer, normally performed at mosques and Mussalas, but this year, and due to the current exceptional circumstances created by the spread of COVID-19, it will be performed at home.
The UAE Health Ministry conducted an additional 50,000 Covid-19 tests and revealed 994 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases to 27,892.
The ministry announced that four people of different nationalities who tested positive for COVID-19 died due to complications. This brings the total death toll to 241.
The total number of recovered cases has reached 13,798 with 1,043 cases fully recovered.
EID prayer is made of two rak’ahs (bows) but it starts with seven Takbeers (saying Allah Akbar) restrictions on international travel in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Minor children holding born to Indian nationals abroad and holding OCI cards.
OCI cardholders who wish to come to India on account of family emergencies like death in the family.
On the other hand, after conducting an aerial survey of the cyclone-hit areas of West Bengal on Friday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a Rs10 billion relief package for the state, saying the nation stood with Bengal in this hour of crisis.
“I assure my brothers and sisters of West Bengal that the entire country stands with you in these difficult times,” Modi said.
Cyclone Amphan killed at least 100 people in the India and Bangladesh after it swept in from the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday, most in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal.
Modi also announced a Rs5 billion relief package for Odisha, which has been affected by cyclone Amphan.
Meanwhile, the coronavirus pandemic is putting tens of millions of children’s lives at risk by disrupting routine immunisation programmes, the World Health Organization and UNICEF said Friday.
The United Nations agencies joined forces with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to warn that the pandemic has severely disrupted vaccination programmes in dozens of countries, paving the way for a deadly resurgence of preventable diseases.
Khalifa wishes world leaders prosperity; Eid prayers at home on Sunday; 994 new cases, 4 deaths in UAE; over 6,000 cases in India making it the highest in a day; some OCIS permitted to fly in; Modi announces billions in aid for cyclone-hit.