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Coronavirus news bulletin from UAE

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Latest news from the UAE on Covid-19:

  • The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Sunday announced 304 new cases of Covid-19 infections and 701 cases of recovery. The ministry also announced one death. More than 43,000 new Covid-19 tests have also been carried out, the health ministry added.
  • The number of new infections has seen a remarkable decline recently. The number of new cases announced today is the least in over two months, since April 8, 2020, when 300 fresh infections were reported.
  • The UAE government has approved a new system to issue bonuses to workers in emergency sectors, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has announced. The remuneration will be limited to medical staff at the Ministry of Health and Prevention “in appreciation of the pivotal role they play in countering Covid-19”. The work period of such staff under the emergency condition must exceed two months.
  • Filipino expat Feby Cacher Baguisa-Dela Peña has been feeding hundreds of jobless residents since the beginning of Eid Al Fitr this year – despite being unemployed herself. She took on the initiative after seeing people, made redundant due to the pandemic, line up across the street for free iftar meals.
  • Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) has launched an extensive inspection campaign across the emirate’s tourist establishments to ensure compliance with safety guidelines, in line with the strengthening of precautionary measures taken by the UAE and in response to the recommendations of the World Health Organisation.

Elaboration by IICUAE on the source Khaleej Times

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