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COVID-19

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Dawoodi Bohra community across the world have been part of numerous efforts to help curb the spread of the pandemic, provide medical care and supplies in the face of widespread shortages, facilitate vaccination and bring relief to those in need.

Health Guidelines

Adhering to the guidelines published by international, state and local health authorities as well as all government regulations, the Dawoodi Bohra community throughout the world always endeavors to do its part in maintaining public health and safety. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this has included social distancing, wearing masks, and adhering to the utmost standards of hygiene, especially during food preparation and relief efforts. Most social and spiritual gatherings have also been suspended during this period.

Covid Safety Drive in Dubai

Community members in Dubai visited shops and places of business to assess and advise on Covid-19 safety measures.

Interfaith Leaders Voice Solidarity Against Covid-19

Religious leaders in Bahrain came together in an interfaith dialogue organised by IPI MENA to express solidarity against the Covid-19 Pandemic.
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Covid-19 A London Medic Speaks from the Frontline

An emergency medic in London shares their experience, emotions and thoughts of battling Covid-19 on the front-line.

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Relief Efforts

Following the guidance of His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, the worldwide Bohra community has participated in relief efforts to help those in need during the Covid-19 crisis. In hundreds of cities, community members provided, and continue to provide, food rations and cooked meals as well as essentials such as medical equipment and face masks.

Project Rise Supports Hospitals in Rural Telangana

Project Rise donated equipment to help rural medical facilities in Telangana combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

Project Rise Volunteers Across India Join Fight Against Second Wave of Covid

Project Rise volunteers lent a helping hand to authorities and organisations across India in an effort to fight the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Community run Hospital in Kolkata Transformed into Covid Care Facility

The community run hospital in Kolkata has been transformed into a Covid Care Facility.

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Frontline Heroes

The Dawoodi Bohra community is proud of its doctors and first responders on the front lines, who dedicate themselves to caring for patients. In addition, Bohra communities support and appreciate the services of local heroes such as hospital staff, firefighters and law enforcement.

Honouring our Community Kitchen Covid Heroes

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Covid Heroes: Saifee Ambulance

We pay tribute to the volunteers at Saifee Ambulance for their heroic service during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dr Kaid Johar Treated Patients Throughout Lockdown

Dr Kaid Johar from Burhani Hospital Neemuch continued treating patients throughout the lockdown period.

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Life During the Pandemic

Like others around the globe, many Dawoodi Bohras have experienced tremendous changes in their lifestyle, work, education, and religious observations due to pandemic restrictions. Though challenging at times, community members look for the silver lining in the cloud of lockdownsfinding new ways to connect, discovering novel business opportunities and transforming their homes into centres of spirituality and learning.

Dawoodi Bohras Observe Ashara Mubaraka at Home

Bohras to observer Ashara Mubaraka from home this year in keeping with Government guidelines.

Making Lemonade out of Lockdown Lemons

Community members across the world are making the best of their time at home during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Virtual Eid Celebrations in San Francisco

Community members in San Francisco commemorated Eid al-Fitr and memorial day through a virtual ceremony in wake of Covid-19

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Vaccination

Throughout the world, Bohra communities continue to aid local authorities in vaccination efforts both by taking the vaccine themselves and creating awareness within their broader societies about the safety and necessity of being vaccinated. Community run medical institutes also organise numerous vaccination drives to ensure that more people have access to vaccines.

Bohras in Bradford See Large Covid Vaccine Uptake

More than 97 percent of eligible Bohras in Bradford have received their first shot.

Bohras in Mississauga Setup Popup Vaccination Clinic

Community members in Mississauga have set up a two day popup vaccination clinic.

Bohras Open Vaccination Centre in South Mumbai

Community members in South Mumbai have set up a free vaccination centre for those above the age of 45

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Reflections

The spread of the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns afforded community members ample opportunity to pause and reflect on the pandemic and its numerous implications both on their own personal lives as well as on society at large.

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Together at a Distance

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