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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.
World leaders have condemned in "the strongest terms" the cowardly terrorist attack that targeted civil facilities and territories in the UAE on Monday.
The Brigades Media Center published a video clip documenting the unprecedented Houthi crime by exploiting the tools of international relief organizations to kill and terrorize Yemenis.
Lt. General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior received British Home Secretary Priti Patel on Tuesday.