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UAE extended on Thursday the suspension of entry of all valid visa holders who are outside the country for two additional weeks.
The statement reads, “The UAE has decided to renew, from today and for a renewable period of two weeks, the suspension of entry of all foreign nationals holding valid UAE residence visa, in a bid to contain the spread the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure their safety.”
Travellers are seen inside the Terminal 3 of the Dubai International Airport. File
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has requested those holding valid UAE visas, and now staying abroad, to register in the 'Tawajudi for Residents" Service which has been recently launched through MoFAIC’s website to facilitate their safe return to the UAE in emergency situations.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced 210 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the UAE, bringing the total number of cases to 1,024.
The new cases were detected upon examining people who came in contact with previously infected patients and did not adhere to preventative measures or maintain sufficient physical distance. A number of these cases resulted from international travel.
The UAE government in May finalised a series of meetings on a post COVID-19 strategy for the country, that will see a review of current ministerial and government structures, and focus on a two-phase recovery plan.
The total number of recovered cases of Coronavirus has reached 2,181 with 91 cases fully recovered on Tuesday after receiving treatment.
The ministry also revealed the death of two patients suffering from COVID-19. The deceased are Asian nationals and had pre-existing chronic illnesses. The total number of deaths has now reached 35.
The lowest temperature of 10˚C was recorded in Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah at midnight and 7am on Friday, while the highest temperature of 31.6˚C was recorded on the same day in Kalba in Sharjah at 11am UAE local time.
Speaking to representatives of the GCC, Xi described the Gulf Arab states and China as natural partners for cooperation after meeting with other regional leaders as part of his trip to Riyadh.
The summit was attended by leaders and representatives of the GCC countries and President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China, in addition to delegates from several international organisations.
On his official account on twitter, Tam Khan said that he was in a famous restaurant in Dubai, to celebrate his wife's birthday, where he was surprised by the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid in the restaurant with some guests.