Sharjah fire They left their valuables behind. But did not forget one thing, their face masks.
Amna Adil, a Pakistani expat who lives on the 38th floor of the tower said she forgot to pick up valuables like jewellery from her apartment. All she did was take the family’s passport, Emirates IDs and face masks. “Even as there was panic everywhere and in the house, we all picked up our face masks in order to adhere to the measures laid down by the UAE government to curb the spread of coronavirus.”
Adil who spent Tuesday night in a hotel accommodation said she has no clue what the future holds. “Today we have to shop for clothes and basic essentials. All this is an added cost on us. Added to this with the coronavirus situation we have an added responsibility to maintain social distancing even when in a panic situation.”