#WorldEnvironmentDay 2020 by Children of #PRATEEKSHA presented by #TalentShare #ForNature
Road Safety and Seat Belts
Do you know? – that it was on 27th April 1989 – Mandatory seat belt law was made effective in Italy. Seat belts were invented by English Engineer George Cayley.
Personally, I love to promote #Safety initiatives and in particular #RoadSafety. Here are some examples:
Total’s Golden Rule # On Traffic says, We must Wear Seat Belts when we are in a moving car. Rule No. 2 of Total’s 12 Golden Rules emphasize focus on Road Safety.
If you wish to introduce your children to Total’s 12 Golden Rules and to know more (click here)
This is the best time and opportunity.
By the way, TOTAL, is Committed To Road Safety and is actively committed to road safety and works in partnership with leading stakeholders. In particular, Total is:
- An active member of the Global Road Safety Partnership.
- A founding member of the U.N. Road Safety Trust Fund.
- A member of the FIA High Level Panel for Road Safety, which brings together decision-makers from across the business world, international institutions and NGOs, and includes members of the FIA (International Automobile Federation) network.
- A partner of the French Ministry of the Interior as part of the “safer roads” campaign.
- A member of the International Road Federation.
Total has also come out with three interesting Road Safety Videos as part of it’s Safe Driver Campaigns.
It is never easy for a social and public person like me to stay indoors. But it has been a great experience. One thing is more care for the family and also for our personal belongings. That thought brought me to go out, of course keeping in mind hashtagsocialdistancing and see how my cars are doing?
My car is always parked outside. And there was rain one day and another day sand storm and followed by foggy morning on another day!. The weather here is unpredictable!. It was not a good sight and sound (when I started the engine after several days).
I did a thorough personal check and cleaning and back home checked online the precautions to be taken during such a long lock down to our cars.
Presenting to you my findings in the form of a presentation. Share it, if you feel it is of value to your contacts.
Personal request to all is to show signs here that you are all there. Wave and show your presence. It is only physical lock down and there is no dearth for creativity.
ABU DHABI, 17th March 2020 (WAM) – The UAE Government has ramped up coronavirus testing following the pandemic’s spread.
As of Tuesday, the 17th of March, 127,000 individuals had been tested for coronavirus in the UAE, according to the Ministry of Health and Prevention.
Theses figures, relayed to the Emirates News Agency, indicate the country’s concerted efforts to prevent the further spread of the virus, which has caused 187,000 confirmed cases worldwide.
Read more at: WAM
ABU DHABI, 13th March 2020 (WAM) – Follow health and hygiene protocols laid down by WHO and governments, the English language daily ‘Gulf News’ urged in an editorial today.
With Covid-19 being declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, there’s understandably a lot of anxiety, panic and paranoia around the world over the rapidly spreading virus.
While it’s safe to fly out if you absolutely need to, this will help minimise the risks of spreading infections, especially among the more vulnerable section of the population.
Similarly, panic-buying of hand sanitisers, spray disinfectants and wet wipes is irresponsible let’s remember that for any of us to remain safe and infection-free, it’s equally important for our friends and neighbours to be infection-free too! And the best way to do that is to follow the health and hygiene protocols laid down by WHO and governments and remain vigilant at all times. Since the symptoms for coronavirus are very similar to the common flu, it’s essential that we don’t ignore any cough and cold conditions and take adequate precautions while commuting or interacting with others.
With such simple but critical steps and avoiding unwarranted risks, we will win the battle against coronavirus.
ABU DHABI, 12th March, 2020 (WAM) — An official website to keep the public informed about the coronavirus outbreak has been launched by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, and the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre.
Developed by the UAE-based artificial intelligence services firm, Saal.ai, the website, addressed as ‘ https://doh.gov.ae/en/covid-19′, includes interactive features, updates from official sources, and answers in English and Arabic to related queries on the novel virus through an AI chatbot.
We explain the outbreak, symptoms, precautions and other details
An interesting and detailed graphical presentation from Gulf News.
The Department of Health, Abu Dhabi, has urged all healthcare facilities to cancel all health events and activities, planned or otherwise, for the months of March, April and May, in a bid to control the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.
According to a circular issued by the department to all healthcare facilities, which Khaleej Times has read, the decision was made as part of its efforts to put public benefit as a top priority and to ensure adequate measures against the spread of the epidemic.
The circular also said the decision was made following the increasing number of detected cases in different countries all over the world and in the Middle East.
Presently, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has increased the assessment of the risk spread and risk impact of Covid-19 to very high in the global level.
Source: Khaleej Times
Preventive measures will be taken upon return to the country.
Dubai: The Ministry of Health and Community Protection has called on citizens and residents to avoid travelling due to the current situation of the coronavirus outbreak and its spread in several countries.
The Ministry of Health in its statement revealed that if travel is a must, preventive measures will be taken upon their return to the country.
Decision will be taken by responsible officials according to assesments done upon return of the passengers.
Read more at: Gulf News
Dr. Hend Al Awadhi, Head of health promotion and education section at DHA answers five common questions that UAE residents have on the Covid-19. From self-isolation to verification of rumours, here’s all you need to know about the virus outbreak in the country.
Read more and listen to her at: Khaleej Times