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UAE issues decree to regulate private sector job cuts, salary reductions during Covid-19

The provisions of the new resolution are only applicable to expatriate employees

Dubai’s Expo 2020 could be delayed over coronavirus – report

A year-long postponement is one of several options to be discussed on a conference call on Monday

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Dubai Police launch rapid-response service for elderly residents in the emirate

It will provide essential support and services including medical aid, disinfection and sanitisation services at their residences

Saudi tells banks to support businesses to avoid job cuts

Central banks around the world have unveiled emergency stimulus packages

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UAE’s Covid-19 tracker website provides live updates regarding the virus

The website also includes a ‘Daily Self-assessment’ tab that allows individuals to assess whether they have contracted the virus

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Revised timings of public transport in Dubai during sterilisation programme

All public transport journeys will commence at 7am

Covid-19 spread: UAE issues updated list of fines for violations

Those “unnecessarily” leaving their homes will face fines of up to Dhs2,000

UAE drive-through Covid-19 testing

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed orders drive-through Covid-19 testing centres across the UAE

The new centres will open in Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Al Ain and Al Dhafra over the next 10 days

Covid-19: UAE reports 102 new cases, one death

The number of Covid-19 infections in the country totals 570

Dubai-based Indian businessman offers building in JLT for Covid-19 quarantine

The 77,000 sq. ft property can accommodate upto 400 people

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Covid-19: Saudi reports four more deaths, cases reach 1,299

A total of eight people have now succumbed to the Covid-19 contagion in the kingdom

Sharjah extends suspension of all activities until the end of April

If required, the suspension will be extended beyond the end of April too

Sharjah Chamber of Commerce provides online attestation services

The service can be availed through the chamber’s website or its smart application

Oman’s biggest oil and gas producer to cut staffing on virus

Petroleum Development Oman is 60 per cent owned by the government

Parking charges to rise across Dubai

Free parking in Dubai during national sterilisation programme – RTA

The ongoing disinfection drive takes place daily between 8pm and 6am the following day and will continue until April 5

Mobiles in the UAE will not be disconnected due to expired IDs

Individuals will not be required to visit any service centre to provide supporting documents

Covid-19: Dubai free zones offer stimulus package with rents postponed, fines cancelled

Rents will be postponed for six months while temporary contracts will be handed out

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UAE telco Etisalat extends CloudTalk Meeting to now allow up to 50 participants

Etisalat already announced a three-month free trial of its online collaboration platform

Saudi extends suspension of international and domestic flights, buses, taxis

Saudi Arabia also directed public and private entities operating in the country to continue its remote working programmes

UAE drive-through Covid-19 testing

Video: UAE’s first drive-through Covid-19 testing unit

The procedure takes five minutes to complete and patients are notified of their results within six hours

UAE extends sterilisation programme, movement to remain restricted

Those leaving their home for non-vital work or for buying necessities during the sterilisation period will face fines


Covid-19: UAE registers 63 new cases; Saudi reports fourth death

A total of 37 individuals have recovered from the Covid-19 infection in Saudi Arabia

Covid-19: UAE reports 72 new cases, Saudi extends curfew as case count crosses 1,100

A total number of 405 coronavirus cases have been detected in the UAE so far

In pictures: Dubai’s roads empty as disinfection campaign begins

Movement of traffic and people has been restricted while public transportation will be suspended between 8pm-6am from March 26 – March 29

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Covid-19 in the GCC: Saudi reports third death; Bahrain registers fourth

The number of coronavirus cases in Saudi now totals 1,012, including the 112 newly diagnosed ones

Etihad asks staff to take between 25-50% pay cut; expands cargo operations

Allowances including housing and education assistance will continue to be paid

Dubai Police tells all licenced venues to stop serving alcohol until further notice

An exception will be made for licenced hotels which would be allowed to serve alcoholic beverages, but only as part of its room service

Five free online activities to take up while staying at home in the UAE

Staying indoors for potentially longer periods is the best time to pursue your interests and hobbies

Motorists in the UAE can renew driving licences online

All driving licences will be renewed irrespective of fines, black points or eye tests

Banks to replenish ATMs with new banknotes – UAE Central Bank

Banks must also provide disposable latex gloves to its customers using the ATM machines