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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

No coronavirus cases detected in Saudi so far – ministry

Saudi suspended travel to China for its citizens and residents last week

UAE tested hundreds of people as a precaution against coronavirus – official

Close to 1,200 people were tested to ensure that all who came in contact with the patients had not been infected

Profit at Abu Dhabi's Mubadala climbs 12.4%

Abu Dhabi fund Mubadala sees commodities ‘fizzle’ due to coronavirus

The new coronavirus is hurting economic expansion as airlines cancel flights and factories look elsewhere for components they would have bought from China

Coronavirus update: UAE confirms 8th case

The eighth case of the new coronavirus in the UAE is that of an Indian national who had interacted with a recently infected person

Chinese woman with coronavirus in the UAE makes ‘full recovery’

Liu Yujia, 73, has now tested negative for the virus

Coronavirus update: UAE confirms two new cases; total tallies seven

China reported a total of 37,198 coronavirus cases less than two months after the virus surfaced in Wuhan

UAE launches early warning system for coronavirus

The algorithms will identify a patient as high-risk and raise flags for the patient to be quarantined and treated immediately

UAE ministry issues new guidelines for schools on coronavirus

Any student, staff or associated family member who has flown in from China in the past 14 days, is to be exempted from school