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LOOK: Burj Khalifa lights up with message in Filipino to urge people to stay at home

Amid the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Burj Khalifa flashed an important message to encourage the public to practice self-isolation and stay inside their homes.

On March 23, the world’s tallest skyscraper lit up with a plea that reads: “Stay home”. And with Dubai being a melting pot city, it was also flashed in different languages—including Filipino.

On Twitter, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, addressed the global pandemic that is “worsening at an exponential pace” and the need to “urgently recognise the seriousness of the new reality we live in”.

The UAE Ministry of Interior and the National Emergency and Crisis and Disasters Management Authority is also urging everyone to “stay at home, and to only venture out for essential work, emergencies, or to collect groceries and medicines”. Authorities are also aiming to limit the spread of Covid-19 with wide-sweeping closures and new regulations across the country.

Like many skyscrapers around the world, Burj Khalifa is known for lighting up and flashing messages of solidarity during a local or global crisis. Recently, it also lit up in the colors of China, Italy, and Spain to show their support amid their battle with the coronavirus outbreak.

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