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UAE citizens and residents are now able to travel
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Emirates News

MoHAP conducts over 54,000 additional COVID-19 tests, announces 672 new cases, 489 recoveries, one death

ABU DHABI, 3rd July 2020 (WAM) -- The Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Friday that it conducted over 54,000 additional COVID-19 tests, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment. In a statement, the Ministry affirmed its aim to expand the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment. As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP detected 672 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases in the UAE to 50,141. According to the...

Mohammed bin Rashid congratulates newly married Emiratis with simple wedding parties

DUBAI, 3rd July, 2020 (WAM) -- His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has surprised dozens of newly married Emiratis who organised simple and low-cost wedding parties in their homes as a result of COVID-19 pandemic with special greeting cards signed by him. At a time when wedding parties have witnessed a new culture and became simpler and affordable with costs that focused on priorities and the happiness of families, relatives and friends, His Highness Sheikh...

Russia reports 6,718 new coronavirus infections

MOSCOW, 3rd July, 2020 (WAM) -- Russia on Friday reported 6,718 new cases of the novel coronavirus, taking the nationwide tally of infections to 667,883, Reuters reported. The country’s coronavirus crisis response centre said 176 people had died in the last 24 hours, bringing the official death toll to 9,859.


UAE launches world's first phase III clinical trial of inactivated COVID-19 vaccine

ABU DHABI, 23rd June, 2020 (WAM) -- Following a ceremony held today via video conference between Abu Dhabi and Beijing, health authorities from the United Arab Emirates have announced the commencement of the world’s first phase III clinical trial of a COVID-19 inactivated vaccine. Inspired by the UAE Leadership’s vision and commitment to overcome the pandemic through a global collaborative effort, a clinical cooperation agreement was signed between the Chinese pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm China National Biotec Group (CNBG) and Group 42 (G42), the Abu Dhabi...
UAE announces completion of National Disinfection Programme starting today
Abu Dhabi Sports Council announces resumption of indoor sporting activities from July 1st

World News

Kuwait confirms recovery of 886 COVID-19 patients

KUWAIT, 3rd July, 2020 (WAM) -- The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health said on Friday that 886 more Coronavirus patients had recovered in the past 24 hours. This brings the country's overall count of recoveries from the viral illness, known as Covid-19, to 39,276 so far, the ministry said in a statement to Kuwait News Agency, KUNA. Lab analyses and tests showed that the patients had already recovered from the virus, the ministry added

Bahrain supports Saudi security and stability

NEW YORK, 3rd July, 2020 (WAM) -- The Kingdom of Bahrain has renewed its firm and supportive stance on everything that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is doing to maintain its security and stability and confront Iranian hostilities. It also emphasised the need for the Security Council to take firm steps to deter Iran and extend the arms embargo that expires next October. This came in the letter sent by the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Nations in New York,...

Group 42 joins forces with Israeli Rafael and IAI to defeat Covid-19

ABU DHABI, 2nd July, 2020 (WAM) -- Group 42 (G42), a leading technology company based in Abu Dhabi, announced today it has signed Memoranda of Understanding with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Rafael, and Israel Aerospace Industries, IAI, two leading Israeli technology companies, to explore collaborations in the research and development of effective solutions to combat SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19 disease. Executives from each company took part in a signing ceremony held via video conference between the UAE and Israel. During the event, they...