After the Eid Al Adha break last year, average daily cases increased by a whopping 500 per cent to reach 1,400.
With a six-day break coming up next week on the occasion of Eid Al Adha in the UAE, residents have been urged to follow all Covid safety measures and celebrate the festival safely and responsibly.
Dr Farida Al Hosani, official spokesperson of the UAE health sector, said the country recorded a significant rise in daily Covid-19 infections and deaths after the last three holidays.
She was citing data from the Eid Al Fitr break in May this year; New Year’s Eve celebrations; and Eid Al Adha last year.
After the Eid Al Adha break last year, average daily cases increased by a whopping 500 per cent to reach 1,400, she said.
Similarly, after the New Year’s Eve celebrations, average daily cases rose by over 200 per cent to reach 3,700. Daily deaths caused by Covid-19 increased by 300 per cent.
After Eid Al Fitr in May this year, the average daily cases reported was 2,000 – an increase of 60 per cent. Daily deaths increased by 100 per cent to reach six.
Dr Farida said the grim statistics reinforce the fact that Covid safety is a shared responsibility.
“Your commitment to Covid safety measures, especially during festive seasons, will help reduce infection rates,” she said.