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Dubai International Boat Show postponed

The event will now take place later this year from November 24-28

The coronavirus spread is revealing vulnerabilities and excessive risk in the global economy

The good time in capital markets must come to an end at some point, says Saxo Bank CEO

Oman quarantines more than 1,300 people on coronavirus fears

The sultanate has reported a total of six Covid-19 cases

Saudi Arabia stops issuing tourist visas to residents in China; six other countries

Previously issued tourist visas to residents of these countries will also be temporarily suspended

Saudi suspends entry of GCC citizens to Makkah and Madinah over coronavirus fears

GCC citizens who have been in the kingdom for 14 consecutive days and have not shown symptoms of coronavirus are exempt from the ban

Coronavirus update: Number of cases in the UAE total 21, nurseries to be closed from March 1

All internal and external school activities and trips have been cancelled

UAE reports new cases of coronavirus, UAE Tour cancelled after two technical staff test positive

Two more coronavirus patients in the UAE have fully recovered, the health ministry confirmed

Emirates says travellers from over 20 countries will not be allowed to fly to Saudi

All those with Umrah visas will also not be permitted to travel to the kingdom

UAE cuts petrol prices for March as crude oil prices drop on coronavirus fears

Oil has fallen more than 20 per cent this year

Kuwait’s coronavirus cases surge 65%

Schools and universities across the country have been suspended for two weeks beginning March 1 on virus fears

Saudi Arabia suspends all Umrah visits

Saudi also suspends the use of national identity cards for its citizens and GCC nationals for travel to and from the kingdom

Oil slumps to lowest in a year on coronavirus fears

Investors are struggling to gauge whether the virus will turn into a global pandemic

UAE prepared for ‘worst case’ coronavirus scenario

The Gulf nation is well-equipped with quarantine and surveillance facilities to manage the outbreak

Revealed: All you need to know about the coronavirus Covid-19

The new strain of the coronavirus that reportedly emanated from a food market in China has morphed into an international contagion

Kuwait, Oman confirm additional coronavirus cases

The number of coronavirus cases in Kuwait tallies 12, while Oman confirmed four as infected in the sultanate

Bahrain reports 21 new cases of coronavirus in a single day

The first case was of a school bus driver who drove a number of children to three schools on Sunday morning before he showed symptoms of the virus

Oman reports two cases of coronavirus, quarantines 250 on suspicion

The two women, who tested positive for the disease, had travelled from Iran

UAE halts all flights to Iran on coronavirus concerns

The country has already suspended all flights to and from China, with the exception of Beijing

Coronavirus update: Kuwait, Bahrain report additional cases

The total number of coronavirus cases in Kuwait tally five while Bahrain has registered eight cases of the Covid-19 virus

Bahrain suspends all flights from Dubai and Sharjah for 48 hours

All passengers entering Bahrain will be tested at arrivals

At least 50 die of coronavirus in Iran – reports

Around 250 people inside a seminary in Qom were believed to have been quarantined on Monday

Coronavirus update: Kuwait, Bahrain confirm first cases

Bahrain reported a citizen who had arrived from Iran as its first case of the coronavirus infection while Kuwait reported three confirmed cases of the virus

Oil slides while gold heads to $1,700 over coronavirus fears

Bullion prices have taken off this year, rising almost 10 per cent, as concerns over the virus deepen

UAE confirms new coronavirus cases, Saudi suspends travel to Iran

The UAE has so far reported a total of 13 cases of the virus, with three having fully recovered

Investor anxiety rises as coronavirus spreads outside China

South Korea reported its first death from the virus on Thursday while in Singapore, more than 80 people have contracted the virus

GCC health ministers convene to discuss measures against coronavirus

The GCC Communicable Diseases Committee also held an emergency meeting on January 29 to explore cooperation mechanisms

UAE confirms ninth coronavirus case

A 37-year-old Chinese citizen was the latest confirmed case of the new coronavirus infection

Quarantined student in Saudi commits suicide on coronavirus fear

The patient, who had lived in Saudi Arabia for the past eight months, was a student at King Abdulaziz University

Oman dismisses media reports, says no coronavirus case in the sultanate

Health ministry advises the public to source information only from official outlets

Coronavirus update: Two more patients in the UAE have recovered

Since the outbreak of the virus, the UAE had reported eight cases of which six were of Chinese citizens, while the additional two were of Filipino and Indian nationalities