Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 24 October 2020

Are there enough dog lovers in Abu Dhabi?

Abu Dhabi resident Andrej Djidrovski, who injured his foot and asked UAE’s TikTok community for help walking his dog, was surprised by the number of volunteers who came forward
Abu Dhabi resident Andrej Djidrovski, who injured his foot and asked UAE’s TikTok community for help walking his dog, was surprised by the number of volunteers who came forward

With reference to Janice Rodrigues's story Injured Abu Dhabi man asks TikTok for help walking dog and gets more than 1,000 offers (August 17): it's really wonderful that there are so many good people in this world.

Janet Lindup Longman, Cape Town, South Africa

A slow return to normal life, with a mask

Regarding the latest UAE figures on the live coronavirus blog Global cases surpass 22 million (August 19): it is going to be ok. Schools are opening, as are cinemas. We have to live with this. I wear a mask almost permanently and always when out and about. I am forever washing my hands. And of course we have to be aware of the elderly at all times. But even as we have to be responsible to all, we also have to live and try to get back to normal.

Bernard Vallely, Abu Dhabi

I’ve had a fairly normal couple of weeks, meeting friends, going to the pool and it felt so good. Those that are vulnerable have it much harder. I know so many people who have a high-risk person living with them. It's not easy.

Vicky Louise, Abu Dhabi

Pupils head back to school after months at home

With regard to Anam Rizvi's report Abu Dhabi parents eager to send children back to school after months at home (August 18): yes, they need to go back to school. They are our future.

Fam Van Bergen Leeuwe, Dubai

Italy tightens restrictions for the greater good

With reference to Arthur Scott-Geddes's report Coronavirus: Italy tightens curbs as Europe braces for second wave (August 17): true. Recently there have been some 350 new cases per day. All the discos are closed in Italy from today.

Antonia Tartaglia, Dubai

Lucky man, the driver who woke from coma after 30 days

Regarding Nick Webster's article Indian hotel driver wakes up in Dubai after 30-day coma (August 18): this is incredible news. Mujeeb is a lucky man. Praise to God that he's fine now.

Gillian Prestwood, Leeds, UK

Young rapper in Gaza has miles to go

I write to you about your video on YouTube about the 11-year-old rapper in Gaza (August 18): that's a sweet, talented child. I want to tell Abdel Rahman Al Shantti to stay away from lyrics that endorse hate and good luck with your rapping. May you be very successful and inspire other children all over the world, not just in Gaza.

Maitreya Huisintveld, Hanoi, Vietnam

Updated: August 20, 2020 10:16 AM

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