The UAE has opened a massive new testing center to screen up to 10,000 workers per day. Authorities are also working to protect vulnera- ble communities by ensuring that worker accommodations meet health and safety requirements.
An international air bridge operation has been launched by the UAE and World Food Programme using three Emirati aircraft to provide essen- tial health and humanitarian supplies across Europe, Africa, and Asia in the fight against COVID-19.
The UAE sent medical aid this week to India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Guinea, Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, the UAE has provided more than 455 tonnes of aid to over 41 coun- tries, assisting 455,000 medical professionals around the world.
The novel COVID-19 stem cell treatment developed in Abu Dhabi could be ready for widespread use in three months’ time in a best-case scenario, according to researchers. The treatment is currently undergo- ing additional trials to be completed in a number of weeks.
The UAE has ranked third in a global survey of citizen satisfaction with their government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak based on nation- al political leadership, corporate leadership, community, and media.
The UAE is facilitating the world’s largest-ever repatriation mission to help Indian citizens return home. To date, the UAE is the only country providing free pre-departure COVID-19 testing to Indian returnees.
The World Expos governing body’s Member States have voted to confirm a one-year postponement to Expo 2020 due to COVID-19. The global mega event will now run from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.
All restaurants in Abu Dhabi will be permitted to reopen and operate at reduced capacity with strict new guidelines to ensure customer safety.
Young children and those over 60 will not be allowed to enter malls, supermarkets, or shops in the UAE in efforts to protect at-risk groups.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
CROWN PRINCE OF ABU DHABI AND DEPUTY SUPREME COMMANDER OF THE UAE ARMED FORCES
“The UAE sent aid to nearly 10 countries every week. It is our duty towards our brothers, allies, and friends as we see some countries in a difficult situation.”
His Excellency Dr. Anwar Gargash
MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
“The region, like all regions in the world, is going to be financially and politically weaker. We would be wise to think about our development models, about de-escalation and to try some problem-solving.”
Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy
MINISTER OF STATE FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
“The UAE is already an urgent, dedicated, and responsible actor in the fight against COVID-19 and will continue to work tirelessly at the forefront of the global response to this malicious and relentless threat. We have airlifted more than 472 tonnes of medical aid, personal protective equipment, and supplies to 43 countries around the world.”
UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
“In terms of women’s rights to health, states like Bahrain and the UAE are paying specific attention to the health of women and girls at risk in the preventive response to COVID-19.”
UN WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
“The UAE continues to be a leading first responder to global crises, especially now with COVID-19. This new Dubai air bridge will help speed up the international community’s response and surely help us to save lives. Thanks to the UAE for their critical partnership!”