Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed

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

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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


UAE reports 375 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death

There were 512 new recoveries reported too

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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

Etihad Airways

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

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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


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

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 532 cases; Oman registers 1,518 infections

The death toll in the UAE and Kuwait has risen to 328 and 382 respectively

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Covid-19: Kuwait lifts lockdown in all areas except Farwaniya

Movement restrictions in the two districts of Mahboula and Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh were imposed on April 6

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 445 cases; Oman registers 1,210 infections

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 327

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Emirates passengers from these 10 countries require Covid-19-negative certificates prior to their flights to Dubai

The certificates must be issued no more than 96 hours before departure

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Video: Dubai closes Covid-19 field hospital at World Trade Centre

Managed by Dubai’s Covid-19 Command and Control Centre, the 25,000 square metre facility was opened on April 17

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 532 cases; 1,262 infections recorded in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 326

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Saudi opens world’s biggest camel hospital

The Salam Veterinary hospital also has a research facility to diagnose diseases related to camels

UAE Covid-19 testing

UAE reports 528 new Covid-19 cases; to conduct 2 million tests in two months

There were 424 new recoveries recorded taking the overall number of recoveries up to 40,721

Dubz Dnata Covid-19 tests

Dnata’s DUBZ now offers Covid-19 testing as part of its home check-in services in Dubai

Dubz has partnered with Mediclinic for the service with results available between 24-48 hours of testing

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UAE approves use of Gilead Sciences’ remdesivir drug to treat severely ill Covid-19 patients

The USFDA granted remdesivir an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the treatment of hospitalised patients with severe Covid-19 infections a few weeks ago

GCC Covid-19 update: 683 infections in UAE, Saudi registers 3,580 cases

The death toll in the UAE and Saudi Arabia has risen to 323 and 1,916 respectively

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Sharjah’s Al Nahda residents can avail of free Covid-19 tests

The tests will be carried out at a mobile screening centre set up at Al Nahda Park between 10am-6pm

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UAE reports 400 Covid-19 cases, 1 death; Saudi records 3,383 infections, 54 fatalities

The total number of infections in UAE and Saudi Arabia stands at 49,469 and 197,608 respectively

GCC heading for hotel supply glut

How can GCC countries turn economic diversification into a reality

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and plummeting oil prices, GCC governments must reconsider their approaches to build diversified economies

UAE reports 421 new Covid-19 cases, one death

The total number of infections recorded in the country has risen to 48,667

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 437 cases, 2 fatalities; 3,989 cases, 40 deaths in Saudi

The death toll in Saudi Arabia has crossed 1,550

Covid-19: UAE reports 410 new cases, two deaths

The new cases were identified after the ministry conducted 49,000 additional tests

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GCC Covid-19 update: Saudi reports 3,123 cases, 41 deaths; UAE registers 450 infections, 2 deaths

The death toll in Saudi Arabia has risen to 1,387

Covid-19 vaccine trials

UAE begins world’s first phase III clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine

If successful, the vaccine could enter the market by the end of 2020 or early 2021