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Stick to Eid and anti-virus steps: Dubai Police


DUBAI: The Dubai Police General Command has congratula­ted President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and the Rulers of the Emirates, Deputy Rulers, Crown Princes, all Emiratis and UAE residents on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr.

Lieutenant-general Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-chief of Dubai Police, urged the public to abide by the precaution­ary measures against COVID-19 during the Eid holidays when visiting tourist places, beaches and commercial centres, as well as to practise social distancing and wear masks when in public.

Al Marri said that Dubai Police stepped up their readiness to secure Eid Al Fitr and patrol internal and external roads of the Emirate, apart from markets, commercial areas and locations of intense congestion.

He also advised motorists to drive safely and to refrain from commiting serious violations, such as speeding, overtaking and reckless driving that leads to serious accidents.

He called upon members of the public to stay informed about the latest safety tips and traffic updates published through the Dubai Police smart app and social media accounts.

Al Marri further urged parents to monitor their children and educate them not to accept Ediya from strangers. He also called upon the public to adhere to the safety and security regulation­s at homes to avoid accidents of fires, wishing them a safe and happy Eid.

CANNONS: The Dubai Police have recently announced the locations of Eid Al Fitr in five different areas across the emirate of Dubai.

Major General Abdullah Ali Al Ghaithi, Director of Organisati­ons Protective Security and Emergency at Dubai Police, pointed out that the Dubai Police strives to keep the tradition alive as the shooting of cannons marks the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan and announce the beginning of Eid Al Fitr.

Major Abdullah Tarish Al Amimi, Commander of the Artillery Unit in the General Department of Protective Security and Emergency, indicated that the cannons have been set up in Zabeel Grand Mosque, Al Salam Masjid in Al Barsha, Al Mamzar Street, Burj Khalifa area, and the praying ground in Al Mankhool.

“Every year families gather to watch the Eid cannons. However, due to the ongoing pandemic and as per the announced precaution­ary measures against COVID-19, firing Eid cannons could be viewed only on TV as no one would be allowed to gather at the locations,” Al Amimi added.

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