The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has urged to report begging during Ramadan. “If you see beggars please report Anti-Begging Section on 2347444 or 33618627. Authorised charitable organisations are the best providers of assistance to eligible poor and needy people,” MoI said in its Ramadan safety guidelines.
MoI urged the public to adhere to the guidelines to ensure domestic safety and security. The guidelines include general, traffic and fire safety tips.
“The home is one of the most important places In which family members feel stable and safe. However, many risks may lead to accidents for various reasons including lack of knowledge, negligence or failure to know the information about methods of prevention and safety from various household accidents in general and in the month of Ramadan In particular,” MoI said in a statement. The guidelines urge the public to contact 999 in case of any emergency or the deaf emergency service number 992.
MoI urged to avoid speeding and recklessness while driving before Iftar time. “Adhere to the specified speeds on the road, and refrain from nervousness and emotional reactions that may accompany fasting Individuals, especially during driving. Ensure that the road is completely free from both sides before crossing, especially during peak hours and cross it only through designated areas for crossing. If it's time for Iftar or nearing the time of Suhoor, there's no need to be preoccupied with anything other than driving, whether eating or drinking. It's recommended to stop at designated waiting areas to consume food and drink and then proceed to your destination safely,” the guidelines noted.
“Don't let the children play in the internal roads of the residential areas especially at night to ensure their safety from traffic accidents and allow them to play only in designated areas for playing. Avoid driving when fatigued or experiencing dizziness, as these symptoms can lead to a lack of focus and attention during driving, if you suffer from conditions requiring rest, medication or stimulants affecting concentration or causing relaxation,” the guidelines said.
Regarding fire safety, MoI said: “Make sure that there is a proper fire extinguisher in your house. Don’t leave the match until it is completely extinguished. Don’t leave the children in the kitchen or nearby hot and burning materials or electrical power sources.
"Don't wear flowing dresses or nylon mixed wear in the kitchen to avoid catching fire. When a fire breaks out in the oil pan, avoid pouring water into the pan as it ignites the fire. Cover the burning pan by placing the nearest thick lid on the pan or covering it with a fire blanket," MoI said.
"When a fire breaks out in the trash bin, cover the burning trash bin immediately with a damp cloth to prevent oxygen from igniting the fire. When you smell a gas odour, immediately open all doors and windows to reduce the concentration of leaked gas. Do not use a burning matchstick near a gas cylinder to locate the place of leakage and avoid switching on the lights and exhaust fan for ventilation as they may serve as points of ignition to the highly inflammable gas. An electric spark from the switches of a light or a fan is sufficient to ignite the leaked gas. Make sure to put the gas cylinders in a cool and open place to get them under control easily when necessary and do not expose them to the sun,” the guidelines added.
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