Ramadan in UAE: Doctors urge residents to follow Covid measures during holy month

Nandini Sircar | Khaleej Times Filed on 2022-03-30 | Last updated on 2022-03-30 10:43

Doctors in the UAE are advising families to be fully vaccinated, get booster shots and continue taking other precautionary measures during Ramadan.

While most individuals have resumed pre-pandemic Ramadan behaviour, according to a YouGov survey, medics reiterate, it is important to act responsibly to protect ourselves and to ​ensure the safety of our communities.

Dr Rajesh Kumar Gupta, Internal Medicine Specialist at Burjeel Speciality Hospital, Sharjah said: “While the pandemic may be nearing its end, it is important to be responsible to protect ourselves and our family members by getting two doses of the Covid vaccine and the booster dose as well.”

“Pregnant women, children, symptomatic persons, and those belonging to the high-risk group must stay away from large gatherings or be extra cautious. Ahead of the month of fasting, contact your doctor to know how to adjust your medications, especially diabetes medication,” Gupta says.

Healthcare professionals warn that large Iftar gatherings could lead to a spike in cases. They say that numbers should be and celebrate with immediate family who may be completely vaccinated.

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