Saudi Telecom seeks to cut $2.39bn offer for Vodafone Egypt

STC had said that the offer gives the Egyptian business an enterprise value of $4.35bn


Saudi extends validity of expired residency visas for expats stuck aboard

The decision comes since international passenger flights to and from the kingdom remain suspended

Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad Airways offers global Covid-19 insurance cover to passengers

All Etihad tickets, regardless of the date on which they have been booked, will include the Covid-19 insurance for those traveling until December 31, 2020

GCC Covid-19 update: Oman registers 256 cases; 470 cases reported in UAE

The death toll in the UAE stands at 390

Dubai’s Emirates processes over 1.4 million refund requests; returns $1.4bn to customers

The processed refund requests represent 90 per cent of the airline’s backlog

Bahrain postpones reopening of public schools by two weeks

Public schools were scheduled to reopen for the administrative, technical and teaching staff on September 6


Bahrain reopens border to tourists and non-residents following Covid-19 closure

All incoming passengers must undergo a PCR test at their own expense after landing at the airport as well as on the tenth day of their stay in the kingdom

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 513 cases; 619 infections confirmed in Kuwait

The death toll in the UAE remains unchanged at 388

ServiceNow new tools help businesses manage Covid-19 contact tracing, travel

Integration with Cisco DNA helps monitor employees across the workplace


Abu Dhabi updates Covid-19 testing requirements to enter emirate

Visitors and residents entering and staying there for six consecutive days or more, must undergo a Covid-19 PCR test on the sixth day of their stay

UAE reports 705 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death

The death toll in the UAE has reached 388

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 614 cases; 900 infections confirmed in Kuwait

The infection count in the UAE has risen past 72,000

UAE e-commerce platform Awok shuts shop after securing $30m funding

The global economic downturn was cited as the reason

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 735 cases; 667 infections confirmed in Kuwait

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 387

Apple to offer contact tracing without Covid-19 app

Exposure Notifications Express (ENE) is available with iOS 13.7 update


‘Group of schools’ in UAE instructed to implement 100% distance learning as suspected Covid-19 cases detected

UAE educational institutions must restrict student face-to-face attendance to 25 per cent for first two weeks

How technology is redefining education for 2020 and beyond

Covid-19-related disruption is driving innovation in curricula and learning experiences

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Dubai’s Atlantis The Palm to offer international guests free in-resort Covid-19 tests

Guests need to book a minimum stay of five nights in order to avail of the free testing service

GCC Covid-19 update: Saudi reports 898 cases; 574 infections confirmed in UAE

A total of 3,929 Covid-19-related demises have been reported in Saudi Arabia


UAE reports 541 new Covid-19 cases, 331 recoveries

The new cases were detected following 82,763 tests undertaken to screen for the virus


Future proofing healthcare systems: Why now is not the time to get complacent

Covid-19 has given us an unmissable opportunity to learn, to change, and to do better, should a second wave or new pandemic occur in the future


UAE’s Phase III Covid-19 vaccine trial receives over 31,000 volunteers; registrations closed

The volunteers belong to 120 different nationalities and will receive regular health checks

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Back-to-school Covid-19 helpline launched in Dubai

The 24×7 helpline operated by the Dubai Health Authority will address concerns regarding the virus and precautionary measures in place to safeguard against it

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 362 cases; 539 infections registered in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 382

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UAE reports 427 new Covid-19 cases, 341 recoveries

The overall number of cases detected in the country now stands at 69,328

New antibody tests offer better snapshot of Covid-19 immunity

Antibodies are markers of infection, and testing for them helps health officials see how widely the virus has spread

Dubai, Abu Dhabi govt staff can work from home if children enrolled in e-learning

The policy will be applicable only on the days the children are attending classes remotely

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UAE announces reopening of nurseries, childcare centres

Approval for reopening will depend on their readiness to meet the health and safety requirements

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UAE schools to close if Covid-19 cases spike – education ministry

The Ministry of Education has outlined extensive guidelines, listing its contingency plans in case of a spike in the Covid-19 infection rate

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GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 491 cases; 187 infections registered in Oman

The death toll in the UAE remains unchanged at 378