Government of the United Arab Emirates COVID-19 Update

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The UAE will allow transit flights to pass through Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah international airports in the coming days as a positive step towards the gradual restoration of normalcy.

Abu Dhabi’s imposition of temporary entry and exit restrictions re- flects efforts to further reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the country’s massive testing campaign is working, according to the Chairman of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi.

Government of the United Arab Emirates COVID-19 Update

Abu Dhabi has announced the easing of restrictions on restaurants out- side malls, hotel beaches, and museums, with capacity capped at 40 per- cent.

Dubai fully reopened its shopping malls on Wednesday, with all malls and private sector businesses permitted to operate at 100 percent capacity for the first time in more than two months.

The UAE has donated USD 10 million worth of PCR COVID-19 testing kits sufficient for 500,000 people to the World Health Organization.

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Government of the United Arab Emirates COVID-19 Update

The 4th UAE-Egypt Joint Political Consultations Committee was convened today, wherein high-level officials discussed the latest COVID-19 developments and affirmed the importance of exchang- ing best practices in the health, food security, and education sec- tors in light of the pandemic.

The UAE has intensified efforts to increase its food security and local agricultural production, with efforts underway to encourage local farm- ers to embrace new technologies and expand the country’s overseas supply network beyond more than 60 nations.

Abu Dhabi Ports Co. will begin operating a new shipping company this month to help the UAE avoid disruptions to imports of food and medical supplies.

Al Razeen Field Hospital in Abu Dhabi, which was set up in nine days and will last for 10 years, has been highlighted in Indian and Pakistani media. With the majority of the hospital’s patients hailing from the two countries, media have noted the high quality of patient care and facility offerings.

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The UAE has sent humanitarian aid this week to Grozny and Dagestan, Russia, as well as Madagascar and Cuba, raising total UAE COVID-19 assis- tance to 708 metric tons of aid to 62 countries in need, supporting more than 708,000 medical professionals in the process.

Government of the United Arab Emirates COVID-19 Update

HE Zaki Nusseibeh

UAE MINISTER OF STATE

 “There can be no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic presents a serious challenge to humanity. Yet we must ensure that it is our core humanity, and the values of collaboration, compassion and creativity that remain at the very heart of our response to this crisis. Connecting to our common humanity through culture is one of the best ways to do that. As one UAE ambassador put it in the symposium, ‘It is our duty to reach the hearts and minds of the people of the countries we are in.’”

Government of the United Arab Emirates COVID-19 Update

David Beasley

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME

“The UAE-WFP air bridge in action. We were lucky to catch this C17 in Accra today. It’s a testament to the UAE’s tremendous support, helping WFP to transport COVID-19 medical supplies all over the world. People of the UAE and the leadership, Mohamed bin Zayed, my dear brother, thank you for the kindness of your heart to help people save lives!”