A worker wearing a protective face mask, amid concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus, cleans the handrails at the passengers' arrival area of Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. AFP
The statement read: In light of the UAE's efforts to monitor and contain the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, and in the interest of general public safety and health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has issued a travel ban, calling on all UAE citizens to not travel to Iran and Thailand at present and up until further notice.
UAE citizens currently in these countries are requested to contact the UAE Embassy or the Ministry's call centre on 800 44444, and register on the ministry's 'Tawajudi' service.
The latest phase of these repatriation flights, known as the "Vande Bharat Mission," began on March 1 and will last till March 28. Slightly more than 1,350 international flights are scheduled to be operated from 28 countries in this phase, enabling an estimated 260,000 Indians to travel home.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevntion also noted that an additional 2,026 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 389,304.
Detection of potential cases is done without direct contact between dogs and individuals. The unit will be used at major field events and competitions.
Travellers arriving on direct flights from high risk countries will have to resort to institutional quarantine in one of the local hotels for 14 days, while travellers coming from the rest of the world will have to quarantine institutionally for one week and another at home.
Biden said on Thursday that the risk of nuclear "Armageddon” is at the highest level since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, as Russian officials speak of the possibility of using tactical nuclear weapons after suffering massive setbacks in the eight-month invasion of Ukraine.
Speaking at a fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin was "a guy I know fairly well” and the Russian leader was "not joking when he talks about the use of tactical nuclear weapons or biological or chemical weapons.”
Around 100 tents were destroyed in a fire at one of the refugee camps in Lebanon on Wednesday. According to local media reports the tragic incident happened at Al Wafa refugee camp in Lebanon's Arsal region, northeast of Beirut.
In a statement, the Foundation revealed that an Emirati woman had endowed a property in the Al Nahda II area in Dubai. The property is a 12-floor-residential building consisting of 74 apartments spread over 12 floors.