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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

UAE halts all flights to China, except Beijing

Passengers travelling from Beijing International Airport will be expected to undergo a 6-8 hour comprehensive medical screening at the airport

UAE shows solidarity with China on coronavirus epidemic

The coronavirus, commonly referred to as the Wuhan virus, caused 361 deaths in China with confirmed cases in the country at 17,205

UAE reports 5th case of coronavirus; Etihad airways suspends Beijing-Nagoya flight

The new case of the virus is that of an individual who flew into the UAE from the Chinese city of Wuhan

OPEC may meet sooner as coronavirus puts oil demand at risk

The OPEC meeting was originally scheduled for March