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Government of the United Arab Emirates COVID-19 Update

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has ordered that all costs be covered for any critical coronavirus cases treated using a breakthrough stem cell treatment.

The first UAE patient to recover from COVID-19 after stem cell therapy has told of his journey to full health. The patient, who was the first of 73 recipi- ents of the novel stem cell treatment, made a full recovery after 40 days in intensive care.

Government of the United Arab Emirates COVID-19 Update

Emirates and Etihad Airways have begun operating inbound flights for UAE residents. The flights will service cities including London, Brussels, Zurich, Singapore, and Manila. Cargo capacity has also been expanded to 1,800 weekly flights at Abu Dhabi Airports.

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E-learning in the UAE will continue into the next academic year if the COVID-19 crisis continues. Three scenarios devised by the Ministry of Educa- tion incorporate a blend of traditional and distance learning to ensure stu- dent safety.

In a letter to the United Nations, the UAE underlined its commitment to mit- igating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic while protecting the rights of all citizens, residents, and visitors, particularly those most vulnerable to the social, economic, humanitarian, and human rights impact of the virus.

Government of the United Arab Emirates COVID-19 Update

Proto21, a 3D printing firm in Jebel Ali, has transformed its labs into a busy manufacturing hub for essential personal protective equipment in recent weeks. The team has already delivered more than 1,000 reusable 3D-printed face shields for Dubai Police officers in the line of duty.

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Two strains of the coronavirus have been identified in the UAE based on findings from 49 patients. This discovery comes in line with the UAE’s ef- forts to contribute to the global scientific community’s understanding of COVID-19 by adding to an international research database.

Luxury staycations are on the rise in the UAE, with demand so high that Dubai’s staycation market could be more profitable than last year’s.

Abu Dhabi has launched a mobile coronavirus screening center as part of efforts to expand testing across the country and ensure the wellbeing of the community.

Government of the United Arab Emirates COVID-19 Update

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

VICE PRESIDENT AND PRIME MINISTER OF THE UAE AND RULER OF DUBAI

“The goal is to draw up a plan for the UAE after the COVID-19 virus crisis, a plan that will ensure that we are the fastest country in recovery.”

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Government of the United Arab Emirates COVID-19 Update

His Highness Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan

MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

“The UAE is conscious that the COVID-19 pandemic represents more than a public health emergency and is well aware of the significant and unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, which can only be overcome through shared determination and global cooperation.”