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Half of SMBs in the UAE, 35% in Saudi reduced their workforce due to virus: study

Small businesses turn to digital channels to survive the pandemic

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Head of Abu Dhabi’s health department becomes first volunteer for Covid-19 Phase III vaccine trials

A total of 15,000 volunteers are required to participate in the trials

How should regional companies protect their workforce amid Covid-19 recovery

Amid evolving challenges, businesses needs a clear and incisive guide on best practices to support and protect their workforce

Kuwait likely to end current school year for students due to Covid-19

The government suspended all public schools on March 12 due to the spread of Covid-19

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Abu Dhabi’s Covid-19 laser-testing at border made by-appointment only

A new laser-based DPI technique developed by the QuantLase Imaging Lab can rapidly screen travellers at the border for Covid-19

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UAE reports 393 Covid-19 recoveries, no deaths

The total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the UAE stands at 55,848

GCC Covid-19 update: Oman reports 1,679 cases; 2,671 infections in Saudi

The number of Covid-19 cases in Saudi Arabia has crossed 240,000

Dubai’s Emirates’ A380s take to the skies

The carrier resumes A380 flights to London and Paris, and announces A380 services to Amsterdam

Saudi stock market sees IPO activity returning after virus slump

The stock exchange is planning to complete its own share sale within the next 24 months

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All Sharjah government employees to return to their offices from July 19

An exception will be made only for those with chronic diseases

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UAE reports 375 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death

There were 512 new recoveries reported too

Recruiting or reskilling – what makes business sense for regional companies?

Adapting and increasing employees’ skills and roles to the post-pandemic ways of working will be crucial to building operating-model resilience

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Abu Dhabi introduces Covid-19 laser-testing at border to gain entry into emirate

Those with a positive result must undergo a nasal swab PCR test at the same location to confirm whether they have the virus

How can investors find the right asset allocation mix in the current situation?

The key for investors is to find the asset mix that not only improves their returns, but more-so their decision-making process

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Saudi to allow Eid Al Adha prayers at mosques, warns of fines for entering holy sites without permit

A fine of SAR10,000 shall be imposed on violators, and doubled if repeated

Dubai’s Majid Al Futtaim opens largest Carrefour online fulfilment centre

Located in Dubai’s Al Garhoud area, it was built in five weeks and covers an area of 5,000 square metres

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UAE to begin Covid-19 vaccine trials with 15,000 volunteers

There will be two vaccines that will be tested during the Phase III trials

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Covid-19 field hospital at Dubai Parks and Resorts to be closed

The 1,200-bed field hospital, managed by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), provided services to over 2,300 Covid-19 patients

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UAE tourists, visitors with expired permits given one month to exit country

The one-month grace period to exit the country has begun from July 12

Dubai Chamber launches online marketplace for PPE products amid scaling demand

Businesses can use the marketplace to buy PPE at reduced costs, generate new leads, and build long-term partnerships with reliable suppliers 

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Etihad Airways rolls out Covid-19 home-testing for travellers in the UAE

It has collaborated with Mediclinic to conduct the Covid-19 PCR tests

How to rebuild a post-Covid-19 world: The ‘new normal’ is green

As the world recovers from the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, sustainable policies and investments will help build a better future for generations to come

Three startups win Dubai’s in5 contest to strengthen UAE’s response to Covid-19

Winners receive one year’s in5 membership and access to prototype labs valued at over Dhs125,000

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UAE’s first N95 respirator manufacturing facility can produce upto 90,000 units per day

The facility, with an annual production capacity of 30 million units, has secured orders from UAE entities for the rest of the year

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UAE reports 401 new Covid-19 cases, 492 recoveries

The new cases were detected following over 50,000 tests conducted to screen for the virus

GCC Covid-19 update: 2,779 infections reported in Saudi; Oman registers 1,318 cases

The death toll in Saudi Arabia has risen to 2,223

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UAE announces phased renewals of expired residency visas, Emirates IDs from July 12

Those whose documents have expired in March and April must proceed with the renewal process immediately

Dubai’s Emirates to operate repatriation flights to India

The flights will be operated to the Indian cities of Bengaluru, Delhi, Kochi, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram, between July 12-26, 2020

UAE reports 403 Covid-19 cases, 679 additional recoveries

The death toll in the UAE now stands at 331

Dubai reveals additional stimulus package worth Dhs1.5bn to support businesses

The stimulus package aims to support small and medium enterprises and a number of strategic sectors