The civilised thing to do: pick up your own litter
In reference to Nyree McFarlane's piece An open letter to the man I saw throwing his disposable glove on the ground (April 8): yes, I have seen this disgusting habit start now. People throw their gloves and masks on the ground. That combined with spitting – absolutely nasty.
Demitri SS Perera, Dubai
Fine them heavily. Littering is pure laziness. This makes my blood boil. There are garbage cans everywhere. Use them for what they are intended and don't be so arrogant to think someone else should pick up after you. And if there is no garbage can around, here's an idea: hold on to your rubbish till you find one.
Marie LB, Dubai
There is too much of that "someone else will pick up my trash" mindset. It says a lot about a person.
Elize van Wyk, Dubai
Two days ago I confronted a lady who literally dumped her gloves on the ground as she was walking out of the Lulu at Reem Island. I picked them up and handed them back to her.
Feda Jarad, Abu Dhabi
Feeling unwell, assuming the worst? Check a trusted source
With reference to Layla Mashkoor and Liz Cookman's report 100 days of coronavirus: how Covid-19 spread through the Gulf (April 8): in the UAE, government health departments have taken significant steps to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and keep citizens safe and healthy.
However, despite these measures and updates, people still have genuine concerns about what to do in case they or someone close to them develops symptoms.
There also seems to be confusion about when to get tested and whom to contact. I would urge everyone to check the government health department websites that clearly address what to do in such a case and not rely on hearsay.
Dr Hanish Babu, Sharjah
The UAE has put out a powerful, reassuring video
In reference to the report Coronavirus: UAE video campaign inspires nation's fight against Covid-19 (April 8): we are all waiting for the day when we are free from this virus.
Vinod NP, Dubai
This is a powerful video. People in the UAE do trust the government completely to look out for them.
Charmaine Revaka, Gaborone, Botswana
Italy thanks the UAE for its help in fighting this pandemic. And Italy will be by your side as soon as it can.
Antonia Tartaglia, Abu Dhabi