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The move follows the suspension of flights between the two countries for a week, subject to renewal, as part of the precautionary measures against the spread of the new Coronavirus, COVID-19.
Authorities concerned affirmed that the UAE is cooperating with competent Iranian authorities to facilitate the operation as per operating systems and procedures and to ensure the safety of visitors and those responsible for the evacuation operations.
"The scenario of the coronavirus reaching multiple countries, if not all countries around the world, is something we have been looking at and warning against since quite a while."
Joint humanitarian efforts saw the completion of the project within 48 hours since the UAE's announcement of evacuating students from neighbouring countries from the city of Wuhan on Wednesday.
Coronavirus concerns led Saudi Arabia to cut off air and sea travel with Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon, South Korea, Syria and the United Arab Emirates. The kingdom had earlier closed off its land borders as well.
"We are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction. We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterised as a pandemic," WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference on Wednesday.
Sheikh Mohammed appointed Hamad Mubarak Al Shamsi, the former secretary general of the Supreme Petroleum Council in 2014, as a state minister, and Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman as chairman of protocols for the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, which has a ministerial ranking.
An elderly woman drove straight into a bakery in New York, the police said on Tuesday. 82-year-old Kathryn Ford accidentally hit the accelerator pedal instead of applying the brakes.
The incident happened at Dolce and Biscotti in Clifton Park in the evening. A CCTV footage showed a sedan ploughing into the store.
The UAE has supported the statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia regarding the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The Ministry notes that the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia completely rejects the negative, false and unacceptable assessment in the report pertaining to the Kingdom’s leadership, and notes that the report contained inaccurate information and conclusions.