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Coronavirus could bankrupt most airlines by end of May – CAPA

Most of the biggest carriers in the US, China and Middle East are likely to survive because of government help or support from their owners


Covid-19: Saudi, Oman, Kuwait report new cases

The number of Covid-19 cases in Saudi Arabia and Qatar totals 238 and 452 respectively

UAE to cancel all pre-approved visas – reports

All holders of the newly-issued visas – visit, tourist and residence – will be barred from entering the country

UAE’s TRA to offer free mobile data to help students with no home internet

This move is to facilitate access to distance learning programmes

UAE suspends entry of residency visa holders abroad, stops issuing work permits

Entry of UAE residents back into the country will be restricted from 12pm on Thursday, March 19

UAE dismisses rumours that it is ‘spraying pesticides’ to curb spread of Covid-19

The UAE has warned people against spreading false information about the coronavirus outbreak

UAE orders all passengers to self-quarantine, bans citizens from travelling abroad

The country has also announced that it will no longer issue visa-on-arrival for travellers

UAE to suspend visas on arrival from March 19

The UAE Embassy in the UK said that the directive will remain in place until further notice

Saudi calls for extraordinary ‘virtual’ G20 summit on Coronavirus next week

G20 leaders would put forward a coordinated set of policies to protect people and safeguard the global economy

Covid-19: Timings of shopping malls in the UAE reduced

The reduced operating hours do not apply to Carrefour, pharmacies or clinics within the malls

Oman lifts curbs on some internet call apps to counter virus

Some Gulf states restrict the use of video calling services because they are encrypted


UAE reports 15 new Covid-19 cases, total now at 113

As of Tuesday, 127,000 individuals had been tested for coronavirus in the UAE

Flydubai suspends flights to India, Saudi, Bahrain among other countries

The airline has announced closure of all flights to and from Saudi Arabia and Bahrain till March 31

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UAE urges all its citizens to return home amid rising travel restrictions

Several countries worldwide have gone into lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

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UAE sends aid to Iran to help it combat Covid-19

The aid aircraft that took off from Abu Dhabi contained over 32 metric tonnes of supplies

Covid-19: Saudi, Oman continue to report additional cases

Those infected in Saudi Arabia total 133 while the number of Covid-19 cases in Oman total 24

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Prayers at mosques, other places of worship suspended in the UAE

Friday congregational prayers have also been temporarily suspended

Mandatory quarantine for passengers arriving in India from UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar

The measures will be in force until March 31 and will be reviewed subsequently

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Coronavirus: No home parties allowed in Dubai this month

The move is a precautionary measure to prevent the transmission of the Covid-19 coronavirus


Bahrain registers first coronavirus death

The deceased female had returned from Iran via an indirect flight last month

American man dies on Emirates flight from Dubai, will be tested for Covid-19

The man’s family has reportedly told the authorities that he did not have any pre-existing medical conditions

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Abu Dhabi reveals new initiatives such as toll waivers, fee cuts to support economy

All vehicles will be exempt from paying road tolls until the end of 2020

Dubai exchange shuts trading floor to prevent spread of virus

The trading floor will be shut from Monday until further notice

Saudi Arabia suspends work at govt departments for 16 days

All commercial markets and malls with be shut down, with the exception of pharmacies and food stores

Covid-19: Saudi, Oman, Kuwait report additional cases; GCC recoveries cross 125

A total of 118 people tested positive for the Covid-19 virus in the kingdom

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Dubai World Cup to be held without spectators at the venue

Fans will not miss out on the action altogether though as the event will be televised live

Oman bans entry for all non-Omanis, except GCC citizens

The decision will be implemented from Tuesday, March 17, for an indefinite period to contain the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus

Coronavirus update: UAE announces 12 new cases, total now at 98

All the individuals are currently in a stable condition

Passengers from these countries can travel to Dubai despite entry visa suspension

Emirates airline also denied social media reports that it is planning to suspend all flights from March 17

Abu Dhabi’s ADX to close trading halls on virus concerns

The Exchange will continue to provide access to trading services through its Sahmi digital platform