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UAE Reaches Over 530,000 Tests, Reports 53 Recoveries

UAE Reaches Over 530,000 Tests, Reports 53 Recoveries

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The UAE has reported a total of 539,195 COVID-19 tests as of today, April 8 as well as another good news of the full recovery of 53 patients, with the total number of recovered cases in the country now at 239. UAE’s Minister of Health, His Excellency Abdul Rahman Al Owais shared the good news of the country’s efficiency in conducting tests further driven by the cooperation of all UAE citizens and residents. “The unusual circumstances we are experiencing have revealed a laudable public commitment and cooperation of both UAE nationals and residents to abide by the measures taken to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus,” said H.E. Al Owais. His Excellency then furthered that among the ongoing priorities of the country’s health sector is the continuous expansion of the scope of testing in
Coronavirus: Dubai Permit Website Can Handle 1,200 Requests Per Minute

Coronavirus: Dubai Permit Website Can Handle 1,200 Requests Per Minute

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Police also receive 27,000 calls a day, ask public to call 901 for non-emergencies Dubai: The website to obtain permits to move around Dubai for essential reasons during the 24-hour sterilisation programme can receive 1,200 requests per minute but sometimes delays are experienced due to the sheer amount of people who are on the site trying to apply, an official from Dubai Police has said. Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Director of the Traffic Department at Dubai Police said that despite the huge capacity of the permit website delays can happen due to so many people using the site. “The move permit site can deal with 1,200 permit requests per minute,” he said. “Sometimes issuing the permit is delayed because of online traffic,” he added. Al Mazroui urged public to get the per
100 Days Of COVID-19: Why UAE Death Rate Is Low Compared To Other Countries

100 Days Of COVID-19: Why UAE Death Rate Is Low Compared To Other Countries

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Doctors point to early containment steps and a younger demographic Abu Dhabi: Ever since the coronavirus outbreak became a pandemic, the COVID-19 fatality rate has been one of its most closely watched details. Figures on the World O Meter COVID-19 tracker suggest that the death rate currently stands at 5.7 per cent of infected patients, with more than 82,400 people having succumbed to the disease till date. In contrast, the UAE’s death toll of 12 is much lower, representing less than 0.5 per cent of the 2,659 infected. Speaking to Gulf News, doctors have said that this is a result of a robust health and screening system colliding with demographics and early preparatory measures. In addition, it remains difficult to correctly estimate the worldwide fatality rate as the situation evolves.
Combating Covid-19: Dubai Police To Post Photos, Details Of Those Who Mock Precautions

Combating Covid-19: Dubai Police To Post Photos, Details Of Those Who Mock Precautions

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Such people not only flout orders themselves, they also set an example for others. Starting this week, Dubai Police will crack down heavily on citizens and residents who mock the 'Stay Home, Stay Safe' campaign by naming and shaming them on mass media and the Dubai Police social media channels. The name and pictures of the individuals will be shared in the media, Colonel Saeed Al Hajeri, director of the CID's Cyber Crime Department at Dubai Police, said on Wednesday. Launching the new initiative, the picture of an Asian man who taunted on-duty police officers was shared on the Dubai Police Instagram page late on Tuesday. The post said, "The man has been referred to competent authorities for further legal action against him." "We have seen many irresponsible individuals who are not foll...
PH Embassy in UAE Warns Filipinos Against Rumors On Social Media About Repatriation Efforts

PH Embassy in UAE Warns Filipinos Against Rumors On Social Media About Repatriation Efforts

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The Philippine Embassy in the UAE has issued a warning for Filipinos to be more vigilant against unscrupulous individuals, groups, and/or travel agencies spreading rumours on social media that they can help Filipinos be repatriated back to the Philippines. It clarified that the ongoing repatriation efforts from the Philippines to the UAE are for seafarers who were stranded and were secured flight tickets that were paid for by their employers through limited chartered flights that were arranged and approved by UAE authorities. “Huwag maniwala sa mga tao, grupo, or travel agency na nagpapakalat ng message sa text or social media na nagsasabing makaaktulong silang magpauwi sa Pilipinas sa pamamagitan ng Embassy o Konsulado. Hindi po ito totoo at wala pong ganitong repatriation na ginaga
Arab Coalition Announces Two-Week Ceasefire In Yemen Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Arab Coalition Announces Two-Week Ceasefire In Yemen Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

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The two-week period is subject to extension. The Arab Coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen announced a comprehensive cease-fire for two weeks, starting Thursday, according to a coalition statement carried by Saudi Press Agency. The two-week period is subject to extension. "Based on its previous announcement on March 25, 2020, the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition supported the Yemeni government's decision to accept the United Nations Secretary General's call to a ceasefire in Yemen in order to counter the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic," said the Coalition in a statement carried by the SPA. The coalition welcomed the call by the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths to deescalate tensions, take practical confidence building measures between...
Coronavirus: UAE Confirms 45 New Cases, Three Recoveries

Coronavirus: UAE Confirms 45 New Cases, Three Recoveries

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The new cases span across different nationalities. The UAE has registered 45 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number of infected persons in the country to 198, authorities announced on Monday, March 23. The new cases span across different nationalities, including the UK, Canada, India, Russia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Iraq, Kuwait, Pakistan, Italy, Peru, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan, Egypt, Montenegro, France and Poland, Dr Farida Al Hosani, Director of Communicable Diseases Department at the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi and the official spokesperson for the health sector in the UAE, said in a virtual press briefing. She said one of the infected persons, who returned from overseas, had failed to adhere to quarantine regulations and infected 17 others, includin...
Saudi-UAE Coalition Declares 2-Week Unilateral Ceasefire In Yemen

Saudi-UAE Coalition Declares 2-Week Unilateral Ceasefire In Yemen

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Coalition fighting Houthis says move partly in response to UN calls for a halt in hostilities amid coronavirus pandemic. The Saudi-UAE coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi rebels has declared a unilateral ceasefire. The suspension of the coalition's military operations is expected to go into effect at 12pm local time (09:00 GMT) on Thursday and last for two weeks, Saudi Arabia's state-run news agency SPA quoted coalition spokesperson Colonel Turki al-Malki as saying. The announcement came days after the United Nations called for a halt in hostilities amid the coronavirus pandemic. SPA said on Wednesday that the ceasefire is intended to help prevent a coronavirus outbreak in Yemen, while also allowing for a de-escalation in the fighting. It was also aimed at giving the Houthis an o...
Coronavirus: Kerala Expats in UAE Returning To India Won’t Immediately Be Allowed Home

Coronavirus: Kerala Expats in UAE Returning To India Won’t Immediately Be Allowed Home

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First they will be quarantined in government-arranged facilities, says health minister Dubai: Indian expats from Kerala in the UAE and elsewhere looking forward to returning after the lockdown in India will not be allowed to go home directly, according to a new policy announcement made by the south Indian state’s health minister on Tuesday. K.K. Shailaja, minister of Health and Social Welfare, said non-resident Keralites flying back home after the COVID-19 lockdown would be quarantined in government-arranged facilities near the airports. “They will not be sent home to ensure the safety of their families. They will be taken to the quarantine facilities that will be arranged near the airport,” the minister told the media in Kerala. The same policy would be applicable to Keralites