A significant rise in optimism has been reported among community members on the recovery from COVID-19 and returning to normalcy, a survey measuring the public opinion revealed…reports Asian Lite News
Nasser Al Zaabi, Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of Community Development, said the preliminary results revealed a significant rise in optimism in August to 94 percent, while trust levels among community members in the UAE government’s Covid countermeasures rose to 95 percent.
During the UAE Government media briefing on the latest COVID-19 pandemic developments, Al Zaabi stressed the UAE had proved its success in terms of safety and security.
The country’s sectors have also proven their flexibility and readiness to address challenges, by setting plans and strategies to contain the pandemic’s possible repercussions, he added, noting that according to a recent recovery developments report, 15 national community authorities launched 65 initiatives as part of the strategic goal, entitled, “Strengthening community resilience in the recovery from the multiple impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“Under the framework of the strategic index, entitled, “Optimism about Living Conditions,” we concluded that we have achieved positive results in terms of increasing the community’s confidence in the country’s recovery levels, including a rate of return of occasions at 95 percent out of the target 100 percent, and a rate of resumption of religious activities in places of worship by 100 percent, and the percentage of the community members’ confidence in the country’s recovery measures at 53 percent, exceeding the target of 50 percent,” Al Zaabi further added.
“Regarding the community’s optimism, we achieved a result of 103 percent in the index covering community members who feel they can fulfil their basic needs, achieving 59 percent out of the target of 60 percent, while in terms of the level of optimism about the return to normalcy, we achieved 54 percent, exceeding the goal of 50 percent,” he further said.
The survey focused on the UAE Government’s procedures and initiatives to ensure the safe return to normalcy, he explained, noting that the results indicated 90 percent of people support the gradual return to mosques and other places of worship, 79 percent endorse the full return of employees to workplaces and 73 percent support the return of students to schools.
Concerning the UAE Government’s procedures and initiatives for the COVID-19 recovery period, Al Zaabi stressed the optimism level among community members in August 2021 reached 94 percent compared to 34 percent in April 2020, and the confidence level among community members in August 2021 reached 95 percent, compared to 25 percent in April 2020.