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85 new COVID-19 cases bring UAE total at 333

As the numbers continue to sharply increase, the UAE yesterday announced 85 new coronavirus cases, more than doubling the total to 333 from 140 last week. Among the new infections were three Filipinos. There already were eight Filipinos who have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease brought by the novel coronavirus. The new cases broughtContinue reading “85 new COVID-19 cases bring UAE total at 333”

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Dubai starts using drones for compliance of COVID-19 measures

The Dubai Police has started using drones to ensure full compliance with decisions and disseminate the critical message of avoiding public spaces and vacating shores as a precautionary measure to prevent the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Colonel Saeed Al Madhani, Director of Ports Police Station in Dubai, stressed the Dubai Police’s HQ keenness toContinue reading “Dubai starts using drones for compliance of COVID-19 measures”

UAE calls for calm as 45 new COVID-19 cases are reported

DUBAI: The UAE has called for calm as it announced 45 new COVID-19 cases, among which included 17 people infected by a person who returned from abroad and did not quarantine himself. It was the single biggest number of confirmed cases announced since January. Altogether, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the UAE nowContinue reading “UAE calls for calm as 45 new COVID-19 cases are reported”

UAE urges public to stay at home; suspends flights; closes malls, restaurants and markets

DUBAI: The UAE government has joined the rest of the world in implementing measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic. It has urged the public to stay at home unless it’s absolutely necessary to get essential supplies, such as food and medicine, or perform essential jobs. The National Emergency and Crisis and Disasters Management (NECD) and the CivilContinue reading “UAE urges public to stay at home; suspends flights; closes malls, restaurants and markets”

Public places closed as COVID-19 cases take upward trend

Authorities call for ‘social distancing’ DUBAI: Faced with an upward trend in COVID-19 cases, the UAE government has closed, for the next two weeks beginning today, public and private beaches, parks, swimming pools and movie theatres, among others to prevent the situation from getting out of hand. This as the Ministry of Health and PreventionContinue reading “Public places closed as COVID-19 cases take upward trend”

UAE reports 13 new COVID-19 cases, total now 153

Patients who have recuperated increase to 38 DUBAI: The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced on Saturday, March 21, that 13 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed, while seven patients, including a Filipino, have recuperated. At a virtual press briefing, Dr. Farida Al Hosani, the official spokesperson for the UAE health sector, whoContinue reading “UAE reports 13 new COVID-19 cases, total now 153”

IN PICTURES: Dubai starts massive sterilization of major roads

Dubai has kicked off its 11-day sterilization drive of main thoroughfares and densely populated areas. The campaign will cover 95 roads, according to Dubai Municipality, the local government unit. First to be disinfected was the stretch of Al Rigga Street in Deira which started at 1am today, March 21. The Dubai Municipality was in fullContinue reading “IN PICTURES: Dubai starts massive sterilization of major roads”

UAE announces first COVID-19 deaths

The UAE today announced the country’s first two deaths by the novel coronavirus. In a media advisory released at 1 am. the Emirates News Agency (ENA), citing the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) said that one of the individuals was a 78-year old Arab national who had arrived in the country from Europe. MoHAPContinue reading “UAE announces first COVID-19 deaths”

27 new COVID-19 cases bring UAE total at 140

Glimmer of hope ahead as MoHAP also announced that five more coronavirus patients have recuperated with the total now at 31. In what was the single biggest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the UAE so far, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), yesterday March 19, announced that 27 new infections have been detected,Continue reading “27 new COVID-19 cases bring UAE total at 140”

Returning expats in limbo as UAE steps up coronavirus measures

Expats returning to the UAE will need to postpone their trips for at least two weeks as the government today, Thursday March 19, suspended entry of all residence visa holders as part of measures to dodge a COVID-19 outbreak in the country, where the number of infections has jumped in March and currently stands atContinue reading “Returning expats in limbo as UAE steps up coronavirus measures”