Mohamed bin Zayed: There is no place for despair in our dictionary – across the Emirates – news and reports


His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, sent a message to citizens and residents in the UAE, in which he stressed the importance of adhering to the precautionary measures to confront the emerging corona virus (Covid 19) during the remainder of the holy month of Ramadan and during The period of Eid Al-Fitr, expressing his confidence in the response and commitment of citizens and residents on the territory of the state to everything that guarantees their safety and the safety of their community.

His Highness said that in our dictionary there is no word for despair, and for the sake of our country, the Emirates, our people and our guests in it, we will make every precious and precious way in order to face this challenge, which is one of the many and varied challenges that nations face in its history, the countries may be in a difficult situation, but the mission of their people and their will pass the challenge.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan stressed the need for all members of society and its groups, citizens and residents, to cooperate in the coming days by adhering to all preventive measures imposed by the concerned authorities in the state to preserve the safety of precious human lives, stressing His Highness that failure to adhere negatively affects the gains We achieved during the last period and the positive results of all the distinguished efforts that have been made since the beginning of the spread of the “Corona” epidemic, which cost us a lot.

His Highness said, during the fourth Ramadan lecture organized by the Mohammed bin Zayed Council “from a distance” under the title “We celebrate our customs … and value our safety” We live in blessed days that have their own characteristics and traditions, so I hope that every citizen and resident while we are in the last days of Ramadan and during Eid Al Fitr The blessed is that we preserve ourselves, our families, and our children and stay in our homes. We do not want to see an increase in the number of injuries, because every new injury affects others directly or indirectly and constitutes a burden on the frontline.

National teams

During his intervention, His Highness – in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Diab bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Diwan of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and a number of sheikhs and elders of his grandchildren – expressed his thanks and appreciation to all national working teams that stand in the front lines in the confrontation from the leaders of the teams, their members and volunteers who We consider them as role models for their continuous tireless work and distinguished efforts to preserve the health and safety of the people of the Emirates. His Highness said: “The words fail to express the extent of thanks and appreciation for your efforts and your role during this period.”

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said: “I have been confident since the beginning of the epidemic that we will be able to overcome this challenge, and that the solution and the promising results are coming, God willing, but we need patience. The great challenge we face today is what the whole world is witnessing, but what The difference and difference between the countries in the confrontation makes the capabilities of their children and the human cadres that put them at the forefront, which made the UAE among the ten best countries in dealing with this epidemic.

His Highness added: “We in the UAE have made a good start in facing the challenge, as we have focused on fortifying and protecting three categories: the elderly, children and people with special cases whose immunity is weak. On the other side, things go naturally with the conditions of using masks and gloves, taking into account distances and spacing.”

His Highness pointed out that at the beginning of the spread of the epidemic, the injuries were concentrated in three categories: aviation sector employees from aviation crews and airport workers, then the second stage, injuries in the social groups according to the numbers that you see, while the number of injuries rose in the third category of workers who we have towards It is our human duty, you know.

His Highness said: “During the holy month of Ramadan, by virtue of the practice of customs and traditions and lack of commitment to social estrangement, we have seen the return of relatively high casualties in social groups again.”

And His Highness continued: “The modern technologies have enabled us to communicate with the near and far, and to offer congratulations and greetings to family, relatives and friends to maintain the practice of our cherished customs and traditions during the Eid period.”

Health and joy

His Highness expressed his wishes that the blessed Eid Al-Fitr will come next year in different circumstances, everyone is fine, healthy and joyful, and our country, our neighbors and the whole world are fine. He said: “I had the pleasure of meeting you and long as you are safe and peaceful and my greetings to your family, especially the congratulations (the elderly).”

His Highness said: “We are fine because we have cadres like you who are loyal and struggling who look at everyone on the Emirates’ land equally, with one eye, and together with citizens and residents, we will tackle the epidemic. They are from us, and we will stop them and stand together in facing this challenge. ”

His Highness made it clear that life has cycles, and I see the next session close, and during which we will be stronger and better with you and your children and brothers.

His Highness exchanged talks with a number of volunteers participating in the field during the current circumstances, and asked them about the most important stories and attitudes they had experienced and influenced them, and His Highness said: “You represent a role model that we are proud of in the UAE community of citizens and residents”, while the volunteers expressed their happiness in communicating with His Highness And sharing their stories that they lived during these circumstances, stressing their permanent readiness to serve the UAE community and continue to make more effort to return the favor to this land, and their belief that volunteer work is an important tributary of the national work in various circumstances.

Crisis Management

The lecture was presented by Obaid Rashid Al Shamsi, Director General of the National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management, Mattar Al Nuaimi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Center for Public Health and Director of the Crisis and Emergency Department in the Abu Dhabi Health Department, and Dr. Farida Al Hosani, Director of the Department of Communicable Diseases at the Abu Dhabi Center for Public Health, the speaker Official about the health sector in the Emirates.

Dr. Farida Al Hosani said that the UAE’s response to the Corona epidemic has been characterized by a focus on examination and investigation and early detection of cases that helped to intervene quickly and reduce the spread of the virus, and thus contribute to controlling the spread of the epidemic. The medical examination helped to know the locations of the virus and focus on more people Vulnerable to infection, noting that the response to dealing with the epidemic in the country has evolved with the development of its spread in the countries of the world through the expansion and increase of preventive and preventive measures to include those from the various countries where the epidemic has spread.

She emphasized that the main element in all stages of dealing with the spread of the virus is the focus on prevention and the adoption of preventive measures such as physical spacing, the use of masks, and hand washing, and despite the simplicity of these procedures, its role is significant in all stages of prevention and limiting the spread, noting that the efforts of many parties And the measures and measures taken, such as education and remote work to limit the mixing of community members, have contributed to limiting the spread of the virus in the country.

She stressed the importance of community members’ commitment to preventive measures to protect themselves and their families, especially the elderly, and commitment to safety distance with them, in addition to relieving pressure on the first line of defense.


For his part, Matar Al-Nuaimi said that the pre-emptive measures taken since the start of the epidemic were important in defining the medical conditions of medical staff who work in ambulance that moves to transfer infected cases from their locations to hospitals, as well as all the outpatient cadres, accident departments, hospitals, operations rooms and laboratories Medical, pointing out that these teams have been working continuously around the clock for months, and are dedicated to serving the UAE community and maintaining its safety and the health of its members, despite their distance from their families and their families, whether they are inside or outside the Emirates.

He added that medical personnel are the most vulnerable to infection with the virus because of their direct or indirect contact with the infected people.

He said, “We, as individuals of society, have great family, societal and functional responsibilities, but one of the most important responsibilities is the care, self-health and health and a healthy lifestyle, so that we can contribute to building a health and safety society.”

He pointed out that social divergence is the best way to limit the spread of the virus and is a strategy adopted by the countries of the world to confront the epidemic, including the UAE, in addition to other preventive measures, expressing his confidence that we will pass this stage, and we are stronger in developing our capabilities, ideas and capabilities through application and commitment to procedures Preventive.


For his part, Obaid Rashid Al Shamsi stressed that in dealing with all crises there are many challenges that we view in the UAE as driving motives and opportunities that produced innovations and highlighted national personalities and capabilities in the emergency and crisis management community.

He added that all plans, strategies and programs developed at the level of the world countries are a response to the challenge and reaction, while we have the right in the UAE to be different, and offer a global model to follow in planning, preparation and proactive measures.

He pointed to achieving 70 percent of the goals of national sterilization in containing the spread of the virus during the first stage, and then moving to the second stage of the national strategic plan, which is the stage of partial and gradual opening of some of the main vital activities in the UAE society.

Al Shamsi said that the responsibilities lie with all segments of society, as the integrity of the country is equal to the citizens and residents and everyone is responsible, just as your safety is a trust we have, we are responsible, but we need your cooperation to achieve the desired goals in addressing this challenge.

He thanked and thanked the volunteers in the field who represent 150 different nationalities residing, who volunteered to serve the Emirates community. He said: “We are a cohesive and interconnected community of citizens and residents, and this is evident during this crisis.”



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