The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai has launched a campaign to sterilise 800 mosques across the emirate, as a part of the department’s ongoing disinfection programme until April 11, Dubai Media Office reported.
Executive Director of Mosques Affairs Sector Mohammed Ali bin Zayed Al Falasi said that the disinfection drive is part of the National Sterilisation Programme, which seeks to halt the spread of the Covid-19 contagion.
The campaign is being conducted in collaboration with three specialised companies.
The sterilisation programme has already covered 200 mosques.
The campaign has covered the areas of Al Mizhar 1-2, Muteena 1-2, Al Muhaisnah 1-2, Al Mamzar, Mina Al Hamriya, Al Wahida, Hor Al Anz, Abu Hail, Al Baraha, Al Khawaneej 1, Al Muraqabat, Mina Saeed, Al Corniche, Al Murar, Naïf, Eyal Nasser, Riqat Al Bateen, Al Awir 1, Al Khawaneej 1-2, Al Ayas, Wadi Al Amardi, Al Bateen, Al Ras, Murdoch, Mushrif, Al Rashidiya and Al Sabkha.
The department will sterilise another 63 mosques from April 7-8 as per the approved plan.
Dubai has extended the sterilisation programme to 24 hours a day, effective April 4 onwards for a period of two weeks.
The total number of Covid-19 cases reported in the UAE stands at 2,359.