#Covid-19

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Ahmed Seddiqi family donates Dhs10m to Covid-19 medical research in the UAE

Dubai-headquartered Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons are one of the world’s biggest luxury watch and jewellery retailers

Saudi mall operator Arabian Centres to reopen 20 shopping centres this week

The kingdom has allowed malls in most regions to reopen during Ramadan

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GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 541 cases, 7 deaths

The total number of Covid-19 cases in the UAE has now spiked to 11,380

UAE PR firm Atteline offers pro-bono consultations amid virus pressures

As much as 60 per cent of Atteline’s client base consists of home-grown regional brands

Dubai to raise bonds privately to bolster finances

The emirate raised Dhs1bn through a private placement of eight-year Islamic bonds at a rate of 4.71 per cent earlier this month

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Dubai likely to start opening up for tourists in July

The reopening will likely start gradually and could be delayed until September, depending on global trends

Dubai’s Hala service partners with Sweetheart Kitchen to offer free meals

Over 500 three-course meals will be provided to Hala captains via the initiative

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UAE reports 490 new Covid-19 cases, 6 deaths

Since the outbreak, the country has reported a total of 10,839 Covid-19 cases

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GCC Covid-19 update: Saudi reports 1,289 cases

Saudi Arabia has reported a total of 18,811 Covid-19 infections since the outbreak

Google reveals how Covid-19 has impacted mobility in the GCC

The average mobility reduction for the GCC region during Q1 2020 was 34.1 per cent

Egypt asks IMF for financial aid amid coronavirus fight

Egypt has reported 4,319 cases of the coronavirus, including 307 deaths

How businesses will reinvent themselves in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic?

Lack of labour availability, disrupted supply chains and other impacts will require serious appraisal if organisations are to effectively deliver their reshaped services to customers

Abu Dhabi’s main refinery makes China sales push after servicing

Prior to the pandemic, the plant had been mostly targeting Europe for sales of low-sulfur diesel and jet fuel

Bahrain launches virtual mall with 100 stores amid Covid-19 concerns

The government-run website showcases products from over 100 local businesses

Saudi signs $265m deal with China to fight virus

The deal will provide the Saudis nine million kits with a capacity to test 50,000 people per day

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GCC Covid-19 update: Saudi reports 1,223 cases; UAE’s case count crosses 10,300

Since the outbreak, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have reported 17,522 and 10,349 cases respectively

UAE’s Air Arabia operates repatriation flights from Pakistan

Two special flights operated between Lahore and Multan in Pakistan and Sharjah

UAE reports 536 new Covid-19 cases, total cases cross 10,000

The ministry also reported five new fatalities, thereby raising the total death toll up to 76

Dubai carrier Emirates expedites processing of refund requests

The airline has nearly half a million refund requests pending to manage

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad extends suspension of flights until May 16

The UAE suspended all international flights last month to contain the spread of Covid-19

How should regional businesses effectively navigate their workforce through the Covid-19 pandemic

What companies need to focus on now is keeping their employees safe, well-informed, and positive

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New ‘ALHOSN UAE’ Covid-19 app launched to coordinate efforts to contain the virus

The free app will be the official digital platform for Covid-19 test results in the UAE

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UAE conducts over one million Covid-19 tests, total case count reaches 9,813

The UAE reported 532 new Covid-19 cases and seven additional deaths on Saturday

How should regional businesses float to the other side of Covid-19?

As the world battles the pandemic, now is the time to prime your processes, become more customer-centric, and restructure your offerings

Is coronavirus the newest threat to cybersecurity in the GCC?

The Covid-19 disease has not only become one of the most discussed subjects around the world in recent weeks, it is a topic that has seen exponential growth online too

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UAE reports 525 new Covid-19 cases, eight deaths

The total number of infections reported in the country has reached 9,281 with the death toll at 64

Dubai eases movement restrictions, allows malls and offices to partially reopen

Public transport services, including Dubai Metro services, will resume from Sunday, April 26

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UAE changes timings of national disinfection drive during Ramadan

Certain stores will now be allowed to operate from 6am until 10pm

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Saudi reports 1,158 Covid-19 cases, 7 deaths

Since the outbreak, Saudi Arabia has reported a total of 13,930 Covid-19 infections

World Bank sees record 20% slump in remittances due to virus

The US has long been the top source for outflows, with other major countries including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Germany and Russia