Many countries in the Middle East have entered Eid al-Fitr. As one of the two most important traditional festivals in Arab countries every year, Eid al-Fitr is a bit similar to Chinese Spring Festival. Local people are used to family gatherings, visiting relatives and friends during this festival Blessings, gifts to each other. Because of the new coronary pneumonia epidemic, many countries in the Middle East have begun to enter a "different" Eid. While trying to control the epidemic, many Middle Eastern economies are also restarting.
UAE: Increasing number of cases and record highs, the government urges people not to party
In the recent period, the number of people diagnosed with new coronary pneumonia in the UAE has continued to rise rapidly. On May 23, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, Dubai Chief Sheikh Mohammed greeted the people on social media: "Eid Mubarak, love and remote communication are popular."
The UAE government has recently urged people to stay away from large gatherings in various ways, requiring UAE residents to only celebrate Eid al-Fitr with family members living at the same address and avoid meeting with other family members and friends, especially the elderly and those with chronic diseases. It also announced that it would impose a fine on those hosting and participating in the Eid al-Fitr party. The UAE health department expressed through the media that it particularly hopes that the nationals will not kiss, hug or shake hands with each other during Eid al-Fitr, and urges everyone to send their blessings to each other via mobile phones.
Saudi Arabia: The cumulative number of confirmed cases exceeded 70,000. Experienced the “quietest” Eid holiday
Due to the strict all-day personnel control measures adopted by the Saudi government during the traditional Eid holiday on May 23-27, people must stay at home except for special circumstances. Prohibited by law, this year's holiday has also been called "the quietest in history" Eid holiday by local media.
The Saudi Minister of Information said in a televised speech on behalf of King Salman on the 23rd that the whole world is facing an unprecedented epidemic. The Saudi government thanked the people for complying with the regulations of social alienation during the festival and thanked the majority of medical staff In the heroic performance in responding to the epidemic, all the epidemic prevention and control measures are aimed at protecting the lives and health of the people. He also called on the public to send blessings to loved ones and friends in the form of letters, phone calls and emails.