UAE embassy launches hygiene drive in Islamabad to combat COVID

The campaign is meant to educate students about cleanliness to counter COVID-19

The Embassy of United Arab Emirates in Islamabad launched a hygiene campaign “Let’s give everyone a [Clean] hand” to battle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign will highlight the importance of cleanliness, especially in the current era.

The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Pakistan, H.E. Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Al Zaabi inaugurated the campaign at the Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) Islamabad by distributing the hand sanitizers to the University. The campaign will cover different educational institutions in the federal capital.

Ambassador Al Zaabi on the occasion said that the UAE leadership always emphasized assistance in the health and education sectors in brotherly Pakistan. There are several states of the art hospitals and educational institution in Pakistan that bolster the UAE’s commitment to stand consistently with the People of Pakistan.

The Ambassador said, the hygiene campaign under the theme “Let’s give everyone a [Clean] hand” is an initiative by the UAE Embassy to contribute in the Government of Pakistan’s efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, as the hands’ hygiene has an important role in containing this pandemic

The Ambassador noted that the deep-rooted relations between UAE and Pakistan are based on political, economic, and trade relations, defense and security ties, cultural cooperation, and exchange of experiences. UAE has provided support during times of disaster in the past as well. 

The two countries have enjoyed friendly ties for many decades and the support for each other continues in the various fields. An estimated 1.5 million Pakistanis reside in the UAE and makeup approximately 12.5% of the Emirates’ population.

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