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The outbreak of the coronavirus has sent health authorities around the world into a state of high alert and action. The healthcare bodies are tackling the crisis with full-frontal earnestness. Despite the fact that the number of cases in the UAE are marginal, the nation too is taking no chances and gearing up to meet the challenge.
On Wednesday, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced it had developed and activated a predictive electronic system to identify patients at high risk of contracting the novel coronavirus.
The Ministry revealed that it also activated an early warning system (Wareed system) across all its healthcare facilities to quickly identify individuals at higher risk of being afflicted with the coronavirus.
People stranded in Dubai who decide to leave to return to their home countries receive a special sticker on their passports.
The superstar, known for his generosity, financially supported 25,000 daily wage workers of the Indian film industry amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
Sheikh Nahyan said, "Yoga encourages an attitude that looks towards a common humanity as an extension of the ancient principle of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.”
London mayor Sadiq Khan said on Friday that the British capital's New Year's Eve fireworks display, which annually attracts tens of thousands of people, will not go ahead on December 31 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said based on its review of results of a study by UK researchers, it concluded that dexamethasone - a commonly used drug against a range of inflammatory conditions - can be considered a treatment option in adults and adolescents needing oxygen therapy.
Taiwan scrambled fighter jets on Friday as 18 Chinese aircraft buzzed the island, including crossing the sensitive mid-line of the Taiwan Strait, in an escalation of tensions as a senior US official held talks in Taipei.