Covid-19: New rules for parties, gatherings announced

The UAE has revised guidelines for organising parties, weddings, funerals and other gatherings at home, the National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) said Tuesday.

An NCEMA spokesperson said during the weekly Covid-19 briefing that capacity at such events should be capped at 80 per cent, provided that the total attendance does not exceed 60 people. This is in addition to a maximum of 10 people to provide hospitality services during the events, said the spokesperson.

Furthermore, all attendees should have completed 14 days after receiving their vaccinations, and follow protocols depending on the type of vaccine they have taken. “All attendees must present a negative PCR test result no later than 48 hours prior to the date of the event,” he added.

More details to follow.

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Dhanusha Gokulan

Originally from India, Dhanusha Gokulan has been working as a journalist for over ten years. For Khaleej Times, she covers NRI affairs, civil aviation, and immigration issues among other things. She completed her BA in Journalism, Economics and English Literature from Mangalore University in 2008 and is currently pursuing her MA in Leadership and Innovation in Contemporary Media at the American University in Dubai. In her spare time, she dabbles with some singing/songwriting, loves food, and is mom to an over-enthusiastic Labrador retriever. Tweet at her @shootsprintrite.

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