#Covid-19

Saudi reveals new measures to support the private sector due to Covid-19 impact

The kingdom has allocated an amount of SAR50bn to expedite the payment of dues to the private sector

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Saudi reports 435 new Covid-19 cases, 8 additional deaths; Bahrain registers 7th fatality

The total number of those infected in Saudi Arabia tallies 5,369

Dubai Land Department issues new relief measures for tenants, landlords

RERA and its partners will provide necessary life supplies free of charge to those in need in many projects and freehold areas across the emirate

Kuwait’s stock exchange delays trading debut due to Covid-19

The listing, scheduled for April 19, has been postponed until further notice

UAE to repatriate Pakistani prisoners, additional passenger flights from next week

The two flights, operated by flydubai, will transport the prisoners to Faisalabad and Peshawar

Dubai Police issues 2,527 warnings and fines to violators of movement restrictions

Fines were issued to those found leaving their homes without valid reasons and for not adhering to social distancing rules

Certain food stores allowed to operate in Dubai, outlets fined for inflating face mask prices

Meat, fruits, vegetables, roaster, mills, fish, coffee, tea trading stores can stay open from morning to night

UAE reports 398 new Covid-19 cases, three deaths

Officials confirmed that another 172 people had recovered completely, raising the total number of recoveries to 852

UAE residency visas and Emirates IDs to remain valid until the end of 2020

The residency visa of expatriates, whether they are inside or outside of the country, will remain valid until the end of the year

Saudi reports 472 new Covid-19 cases, 6 additional deaths

The total number of cases within the kingdom now stands at 4,934, which include 805 recoveries

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Indian Supreme Court suspends repatriation of citizens, including from UAE

It has decided to defer for four weeks all petitions brought before it related to repatriation of Indians stranded in various countries abroad

How is Covid-19 changing the UAE’s educational landscape?

In the aftermath of the Covid-19 outbreak and extended distance learning programmes, schools and parents continue to deal with a number of challenges

UAE’s education ministry to test electronic exam portal for public schools

The initial mandatory testing on April 13 will cover mathematics for grades 5-12

Etihad announces new passenger flights from Abu Dhabi

The new destinations include Brussels, Dublin, London (Heathrow), Tokyo (Narita) and Zurich

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UAE reports 387 new Covid-19 cases, DHA to begin blood plasma treatments this week

It also announced two deaths, thereby raising the total number of fatalities as a result of this coronavirus in the UAE to 22

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Saudi Arabia reports 429 new Covid-19 cases, 7 deaths

The total number of cases within the kingdom stands at 4,462

Will e-scooters form vital part of travel post Covid-19 restrictions in the region?

Micro-mobility is emerging as an effective tool for essential short distance trips

UAE considers proposal to impose restrictions on hiring from certain countries

The options being discussed include strict future restrictions on the recruitment of workers from those countries and activating a “quota” system for them

Abu Dhabi’s new support programme helps residents pay for education and healthcare

The cutoff date for fee assistance applications is April 23, 2020 

Saudi’s Maaden to focus on preserving cash instead of shareholder payout

The company has no plans to cut capital expenditure in response to the coronavirus infection

UAE’s Ministry of Economy reduces fees for 94 services

The financial impact on the business sector as a result of fee reduction is estimated at Dhs113m in 2020

Emirates NBD approves 40% dividend

UAE’s Emirates NBD launches contactless export trade collections service

Clients can access the new digital feature from the safety of their homes or offices to submit an export collections request

Mobile online banking

Video: Why banks and SMEs in the region should adopt mobile banking solutions

New mobile banking app from Comarch makes it easier for entrepreneurs to manage their day-to-day finance and business tasks

Dubai’s Emirates to fly from Terminal 3 from April 12

Emirates had obtained approvals from relevant authorities to commence flying from April 6 to select destinations from Terminal 2

Emirates Islamic contributes Dhs10m to UAE’s Covid-19 relief fund

Emirates Islamic is the first Dubai-based financial institution to contribute to the fund launched by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department

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Saudi King extends curfew until further notice

The extension comes as the kingdom reported 382 new coronavirus cases as well as five deaths on Saturday

UAE reports 376 new Covid-19 cases and 4 deaths; confirms use of hydroxychloroquine

The total number of cases in the country now stands at 3,736

Covid-19: UAE reports 370 new cases to reach 3,360 in total, death toll rises to 16

The UAE said the new cases were detected after it conducted 49,000 Covid-19 tests among citizens and residents

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Covid-19: UAE reports 331 new cases and two deaths, extends closure of places of worship

The total number of cases in the country has reached 2,990, while the death toll is at 14

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Pics: UAE opens 13 additional drive-through Covid-19 testing facilities

For those looking for elective testing and for assurance of being cleared of the virus, the test is priced at Dhs370