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UAE’s Danube Group donates Dhs1m worth of food kits amid virus concerns

Distribution will take place from their warehouse facilities in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah

Dubai’s Aramex posts 38% dip in Q1 2020 net profit

Aramex’s Q1 2020 revenues fell 3 per cent to Dhs1.19bn, compared to Dhs1.23bn in Q1 2019

Kuwait leader urges curbing oil reliance to strengthen economy

Kuwait imposed a 24-hour curfew on Friday for the next 20 days to contain the spread of the pandemic

Covid-19: Kuwait begins three-week complete lockdown from May 10

Only essential private sector activities will be permitted during the lockdown

Covid-19: 88 ICU nurses from India arrive in the UAE to assist efforts

The move comes as the UAE has boosted capacity by opening new field hospitals across the country

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UAE reports 624 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths; efforts accelerate to identify virus strains

The government also announced 458 recoveries, the highest number of daily recoveries reported until now

Time to give back: The OPPO perspective

The global smartphone leader is stepping up efforts to ensure that it can play its part in preventing the spread of Covid-19 and assisting the community in the current situation

How the Covid-19 pandemic enabled YouTubers to become teachers

If any e-learning habits built up during Covid-19 become ingrained, schools may be prompted to incorporate more YouTube videos into their routines

Message from the top: Rizwan Sajan, founder and chairperson, Danube Group

As companies across the GCC tackle the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, regional business leaders reveal insights on what their organisations are doing and offer advice on how to deal with the current crisis

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UAE reports 553 new Covid-19 cases, death toll rises to 174

The total number of cases in the country has risen to 16,793

Etihad to start operating inbound flights for UAE residents

The limited one-way flights from 12 cities have all been approved by the UAE government

Video: First repatriation flights from the UAE to India take off

The flights, operated by Air India Express, headed to Kerala in India

What to do if you lose your job during the Covid-19 crisis

Serial entrepreneur and leadership trainer Spencer Lodge reveals key strategies to get through these challenging times

Bahrain’s Covid-19 campaign raises $100m to support the needy

Public sector institutions and corporations made significant contributions to the fund as well

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GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 502 cases, 8 deaths; Saudi cases cross 33,000

The death toll in the UAE and Saudi Arabia has risen to 165 and 219 respectively

Facebook Journalism Project launches fund to support local newsrooms amid Covid-19

Facebook will work with the International Centre for Journalism (ICFJ) to offer grants, webinars and professional mentorship to support publishers

Message from the top: Anurag Agrawal, managing director, Canon Middle East and Turkey

As companies across the GCC tackle the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, regional business leaders reveal insights on what their organisations are doing and offer advice on how to deal with the current crisis

Dubai developer Nakheel cuts salaries by up to 50%, CEO steps down

The salary cuts range from 30 per cent to 50 per cent for employees earning above Dhs4,000

Abu Dhabi university to provide financial aid to students affected by Covid-19

The university said it is will provide aid to students who are finding it difficulties to finance their tuition fees

UAE reports 546 Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths

The Covid-19-related death toll has now risen to 157

Dubai’s F&B outlets say they are losing over Dhs1bn on a monthly basis

The two most significant issues causing negative cashflow problems are rental obligations and employee liability issues, say operators

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Oman schools to end academic year without exams; Muscat extends lockdown to May 29

The decision applies to private and public schools which will end the current academic year on May 7

Message from the top: Ethan Xue, president, OPPO MEA

As companies across the GCC tackle the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, regional business leaders reveal insights on what their organisations are doing and offer advice on how to deal with the current crisis

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Saudi Arabia will enforce Covid-19 lockdown with tough penalties

Anyone who deliberately spreads the virus will be fined SAR500,000 and/or five years in prison

Dubai’s Al Habtoor says may have to cut jobs if pandemic continues

The Al Habtoor Group owns seven hotels in Dubai as well as car dealerships, residential properties and schools

Children, elderly prohibited from entering malls and supermarkets in the UAE

These individuals are also not allowed to enter retails stores outside shopping centres

GCC Covid-19 update: Saudi registers 1,595 cases; UAE reports nine deaths

The death toll in Saudi Arabia reaches 200

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UAE reports 462 Covid-19 cases; total crosses 15,000

Since the outbreak, 146 people in the UAE have succumbed to the virus

How the coronavirus will help reshape the construction industry 

The post Covid-19 era will face challenges in developing and managing urbanisation, reinforcing the value of investing in sustainable and resilient infrastructure

Watch: How to prepare for and respond to a cyber attack?

In this special webinar, Jan Tietze from cyber security company SentinelOne, goes through the threat hunting process