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COVID-19: Abu Dhabi’s Healthcare Workers Have A Message For You

COVID-19: Abu Dhabi’s Healthcare Workers Have A Message For You

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On World Health Day, they explain: "Your role in stopping coronavirus is vital too" As the numbers from the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, rise and the world calls for a united front and gratitude for the front-line workers who put their own lives on the line each day, these lifesavers have a message for everyone: Stay Safe. On #WorldHealthDay, Abu Dhabi’s frontline healthcare workers have a message for the community: your role in the fight against Covid-19 is just as important as ours. Stay positive, take care of yourself and your family, and #stayhome pic.twitter.com/Qf2Q4kF9WQ — مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) April 7, 2020 On April 7, World Health Day, healthcare workers across Abu Dhabi participated in the making of a video that called for solidarity in the time of strife and
COVID-19: Saudi Arabia Expects 200,000 Cases If Measures Not Followed

COVID-19: Saudi Arabia Expects 200,000 Cases If Measures Not Followed

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Kingdom says it will take 4 months to 1 year to tackle COVID-19 Dubai: Saudi Arabia said that it would take four months to a year to contain the coronavirus disease while announcing that it expects the total number of cases to reach 200,000 if measures to counter the disease are not followed. The announcement was made by Saudi Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al Rabiah during a press conference. This came as the country reported 272 new cases of the coronavirus, COVID-19, on Tuesday, and three new deaths. This brings the total number of cases in the country to 2,795. It was also announced that three more people had died due to the virus. from the novel Coronavirus as the total number of confirmed cases in the kingdom rose to 2795, the Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday. The death t...
Indian Injured In Dubai Traffic Accident Gets Dh2m Compensation

Indian Injured In Dubai Traffic Accident Gets Dh2m Compensation

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He underwent several surgeries during his hospital stay. The Dubai Court of Appeals has ordered an insurance company to pay a traffic accident victim Dh2 million in compensation. 33-year-old Latheef Ummer, who hails from Chelakkara, Thrissur, Kerala, met with an accident on January 14, 2019 in Jebel Ali while he was travelling with a colleague in a big concrete mixer (he was not the mixer operator) while on the job. After the accident, he was taken to a hospital where he received treatment until March 20, 2019. Due to the major spinal cord injuries he sustained, he underwent many surgeries during his hospital stay. He was then taken to a hospital in India, where he was treated for cervical injuries from March 22 to May 30, 2019. Earlier, the Court of First Instance (civil) o...
This car from Polestar has a vegan interior

This car from Polestar has a vegan interior

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1 of 8 Polestar, an arm of Volvo, aims to revolutionise the way the automobile world sees sustainability with its Precept concept car. Polestar says it created the Precept to showcase three key areas for the Swedish brand: sustainability, digital technology and design. Image Credit: Supplied 2 of 8 The concept was first shown digitally in February, but the company has revealed more details now. “People ask me all the time, ‘what is the future of Polestar?’, and of course we are not showing our future models just yet,” comments Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO. “But Precept shows you where we will be heading – our design direction, our ambitions about sustainability and the great digital user experience we will bring with those future cars. Precept showcases our futur
COVID-19: Tesla reveals new ventilator made from Model 3 car parts

COVID-19: Tesla reveals new ventilator made from Model 3 car parts

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  Electric carmaker Tesla has posted a new video showing their first ventilator built using Model 3 car parts and designed to save lives during the coronavirus pandemic. As of April 6, 337,915 cases have been confirmed in the US while 9,662 deaths have been attributed to the virus. Among the components that have been used includes a mixing chamber and an infotainment system sourced from the Model 3 saloon. The latter runs unique software which monitors patients and their breathing. The almost 4 minute long video also gives a detailed look at how the ventilator works along with its backup system with an oxygen tank, an air compressor and a battery, to allow hospital staff 20-40 minutes to move a patient while still keeping them hooked up to the ventilator. The video doesn’t
Combating Covid-19: Drive-Thru Test Centre Opens At Dubai’s Al Nasr Club

Combating Covid-19: Drive-Thru Test Centre Opens At Dubai’s Al Nasr Club

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The centre enables members of the public to do a five-minute test free of charge without having to leave their car. As part of intensified efforts to combat the coronavirus, the Dubai Health Authority on April 7, announced that it has opened a drive-through Covid-19 testing centre at the Al Nasr Club for the general public. Open from 8.00 am to 6.30 pm daily for both nationals and expatriates, the centre enables members of the public to do a five-minute test free of charge without having to leave their car. Test results will be available in 48 hours. The drive-through facility, with a capacity of more than 250 tests per day, supports efforts to protect the health and safety of the community by giving people an easily accessible centre to test for COVID-19. The centre caters to sen...
COVID-19 precaution: Dubai Taxi to have screens between passengers, driver

COVID-19 precaution: Dubai Taxi to have screens between passengers, driver

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Even as Dubai's disinfection drive gets under way - it kicked off on Saturday - and restrictions on movement come into play, transport services are taking safety and security to a new level. Dubai: Taxis get sanitary isolators to isolate the driver from the passengers Image Credit: Dubai media office/Twitter Dubai Taxi Corporation, a subsidiary of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has launched an initiative to install isolators in its fleet of taxis as part of further preventive measures against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The installation of these isolators, which will ensure a full separation between taxi drivers and passengers, provides greater levels of protection during journeys. The isolators have already been deployed in many taxis...
Covid-19 news bulletin from UAE: 283 new cases confirmed; Dubai launches drive-thru centre; medicine home delivery service expanded

Covid-19 news bulletin from UAE: 283 new cases confirmed; Dubai launches drive-thru centre; medicine home delivery service expanded

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Here's a round-up of all the latest developments you need to be aware of: UAE confirms 283 new cases of Covid-19 The UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced 283 new cases of Covid-19. With these new cases, the total number of infected people in the country stands at 2,359. The ministry also announced the death of an Asian who suffered from chronic diseases, taking the total number of deaths due to the coronavirus to 12. The UAE also announced 19 recoveries, taking the total number of healed cases to 186.The ministry attributed the increase in the number of cases to intensified testing by the authorities concerned. It also said some of the positive cases failed to adhere to quarantine procedures and social distancing. Dubai drive-thru centre offers free tests to s...
Combating Covid-19: Emirates resumes passenger flights post suspension

Combating Covid-19: Emirates resumes passenger flights post suspension

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Dubai's flagship airline Emirates resumed its special flights after suspension, with the first flight taking off from Dubai International on Monday morning and landing in Frankfurt in the afternoon. Flights to the other two scheduled destinations - Heathrow London and Zurich - were cancelled. The flights are operating from Dubai International's Terminal 2. Emirates earlier this week received approvals to commence special flights from April 6 from Dubai to five European cities of London, Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels and Zurich, with four flights a week to London Heathrow, and 3 flights a week to the other cities. Along with outbound passengers from the UAE, the flights also carried belly-hold cargo in both directions, supporting trade and communities with the transport of essential g...
Combating Covid-19: Dubai move permit needed even for pedestrians, cyclists

Combating Covid-19: Dubai move permit needed even for pedestrians, cyclists

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Cyclists and pedestrians in Dubai will also need move permits before stepping out to buy essentials. According to the permit website, residents will now also have to enter details of the purpose of travel as well as the mode of transport they will be using. Residents can apply for a permit at https://dxbpermit.gov.ae/permits The move permit website was launched yesterday by the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, which said that individuals seeking permission to leave their homes during the period of expanded sterilisation operations should register themselves on the website. The committee also announced it has launched a 24x7 hotline number 800 737648 to answer all queries related to the round-the-clock sterilisation programme and the restrictions on the m...