Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum addressed his nation with an open letter in which he shows his support to the UAE and government employees following the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
With schools, offices, gyms and social businesses shutting down for “social distancing”, the royal puts emphasis in his message of support, on the UAE’s strength in being able to overcome such challenges, stating, “A difficult experience the world is going through and we are not in isolation from it, but our belief in God’s power and great mercy will enable us to overcome this stage and we will emerge from it stronger.”
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai said that all the resources of the state are devoted to ensure their safety, and “everyone today is responsible for everyone else, and the UAE is united in front of challenges.”
Dubai’s Crown Prince also reassured those living in the UAE about the availability of necessary resources, as he continued, “I’d like to reassure every citizen and resident of the UAE that our country is infinitely able to supply everyone with all the food and medicine they could ever need. We are well prepared to face any challenge that arises.”
In his letter, the Emirati royal also spoke about the social responsibility people have during the outbreak, and the importance of self-isolation and social distancing to help stop the spread of COVID-19, as he writes, “It is our collective duty to do everything we can to keep ourselves, our family members, and our wider community safe. Let us all remain within the comfort of our own homes as much as possible for our safety and wellbeing, and in support of the many individuals who spend their days and nights to keep our nation safe and secure. Let us not underestimate the power of our own individual contributions, and remain committed to our collective safety and wellbeing, as life gets back to normal.”