Including Egypt and Saudi Arabia .. How Arab countries prepared to receive the feast in the time of Corona?


Direct – Omar Hassan: Arab states prepared a package of precautionary measures and measures amid the spread of the Corona virus “Covid 19” to receive the blessed Eid Al-Fitr, which was marked by the intensification of the family’s feasts and the exit to public parks.

Despite the tendency of a number of countries to gradually re-open the economy and activities, most Arab countries have tightened their procedures during the Eid al-Fitr period, to prevent an outbreak of the Corona virus, and in an attempt to avoid an explosion in numbers that are still under control, according to the authorities of some countries.


It was one of the first Arab countries to announce measures to confront “Corona” during the days of Eid Al-Fitr, which was to prevent complete curfews throughout the day in all cities and regions of the Kingdom, during the period from the beginning of Saturday, 23 May 2020, until the end of Wednesday. May 27, 2020.

The measures included stressing the need to continue to adhere to the measures of social separation, including preventing gatherings of five or more people.

The Ministry of the Interior called on all individuals and entities to comply strictly with the approved instructions related to health safety requirements to prevent the outbreak of the new Corona virus, and the rules for social divergence and to prevent gatherings in all their forms, shapes and locations.

To date, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has recorded 54,752 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 312 deaths, and 25,722 cases of recovery.


The Egyptian Prime Minister, Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, announced today, Sunday, the procedures for confronting the Corona virus during Eid Al-Fitr, to be closed from next Sunday, May 24 to Friday May 29, closing all shops and commercial malls, as well as restaurants and places that provide services Recreational areas, parks, beaches and parks; This is to reduce the spread of the virus.

The decisions included banning the movement of citizens starting from 5 pm until six in the morning the following day during that period, and mass transportation will also be suspended during this period, as well as tour buses and mass transportation between the provinces.

It is noteworthy that the total number of coronavirus infections inside the country – so far – has reached 12,229 cases, while the total deaths have reached 630 cases, and the total recovery cases have increased to 3172 cases of recovery.


The decisions of Iraq were not very different from the rest of the Arab countries, as a comprehensive curfew was imposed during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, after it was imposed between five in the afternoon and five in the morning every day.

The total number of cases within the state to date is 3,404, death toll is 123, and recovery is 2,188 cases.


Kuwait is already in the midst of tough measures in the face of Corona, including the imposition of a comprehensive ban, since Sunday May 10, but it also announced that it will witness a total ban on the days of the holiday, according to the statements of the Kuwaiti Minister of Health, Dr. Basil Al-Sabah to the newspaper “Al-Qabas”, who confirmed The implementation of the total ban will extend to the end of this month.

The total number of injuries within the State of Kuwait so far is 14,850, 112 deaths, and 4,093 cases of recovery.


The Jordanian government announced the imposition of a comprehensive ban on the first days of Eid Al-Fitr, against the backdrop of measures taken to address the spread of the new Corona virus.

The Jordanian Minister of Information, Amjad Al-Adayleh, said in previous press statements that the ban will be similar to what is applied every Friday, and will be applied to the movement of people by vehicles..

He explained that he is only allowed to leave on foot between the hours of eight in the morning until seven in the evening, and the commercial sectors will not be allowed to work, according to the Jordanian News Agency.

Al-Adayleh stressed that: “No one will be allowed to exit by vehicle except for medical and nursing cadres in the public and private sectors, epidemiological investigation teams, and a limited number of workers in some vital institutions required to sustain their work.”

The Jordanian government also decided to pay the salaries of public sector employees in the middle of next week, in order to enable employees to purchase their supplies for the feast.

The Jordanian Ministry of Health has registered 607 injuries so far, 9 deaths, and 404 recovery cases.


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