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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

Dubai’s Global Village closes for the season

The move comes even as Dubai closes all theme parks, cancels all events to prevent Covid-19 spread

Covid-19: Dubai closes theme parks, cinemas, gyms, spas and cancels all events

All events in Dubai have been suspended from Sunday, March 15, 2020 until the end of the month

Saudi Central Bank declares SAR50bn package to combat coronavirus

Around SAR30bn ($7.99bn) is expected to be made available to banks and finance companies in return for deferring small- and medium-size businesses’ loans

Etihad suspends flights to Beirut, Istanbul as part of network changes due to virus

Frequencies to Jakarta, Seoul and Bangkok have also been temporarily reduced

Dubai-bound flight from India offloads passengers after Covid-19 patient gets on

A British national who boarded the flight was reportedly in quarantine and has tested positive for coronavirus

UAE Central Bank announces Dhs100bn package to counter Covid-19

Banks across the country are expected to exercise stable lending practices and treat customers fairly

Abu Dhabi closes Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Louvre, Ferrari World, other tourist sites

The closures will extend from March 15-31, though visitors have been asked to check the individual websites before planning their visits


Coronavirus: GCC reports over 800 cases, 12% recoveries

The WHO declared the new strain of the coronavirus as a pandemic on Wednesday

Saudi Arabia suspends all international flights for two weeks

During the two weeks a few flights would be operated as “exceptional cases”

UAE suspends issuance of all visas, bans travel to Italy, Turkey, among others

The decision does not apply to those who already have their visas issued

Coronavirus: Dubai reveals Dhs1.5bn stimulus package to support businesses

Package includes cancellation of some fees, reduction in utility bills for three months

Oman suspends tourist visas, halts sports activities for month

Non-class student activities and the provision of shisha have also been prohibited while court attendance has been restricted in the sultanate

Emirates to suspend all Italy flights, conduct thermal screening on US-bound flights

Emirates also plans to gradually roll out thermal screening procedures for all of its flights departing Dubai

UAE announces 11 new coronavirus cases, total count now at 85

The individuals, who belong to nine nationalities, are currently in a stable condition

Coronavirus: UAE Central Bank asks employees to work from home

The central bank has also set up a committee which is communicating with banks on procedures to ensure continuity of banking