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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, President Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports announced that Emirates will be providing free flights for UAE nationals globally due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Ahmed took to Twitter on Friday to tweet about the flights - as the Dubai-based carrier announced special flights will be operating from next week after flights were suspended to curb the spread of coronavirus.
“With the start of limited passenger services from Dubai next week, Emirates will bring UAE nationals home for free on all flights. UAE nationals currently stranded overseas can contact their closest UAE embassy for assistance. Emirates stands with the UAE,” he said.
The UAE Health Ministry announced 240 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, the highest-single day report of infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 1,264. One more death has also been confirmed, pushing the country’s death toll to 9.
The Ministry of Health also announced the recovery of 12 people infected with the virus. The total number of cured cases is 108.
To help stranded Egyptians get home, Emirates plans to operate four flights between Dubai and Cairo on 14,18,19 and 21 June.
Nandan Nilekani, the co-founder of Infosys, said Asia’s economic recovery is not far away, provided the pace of vaccination is increased so the region arrives at a herd immunity.
Emirates’ outstation airport teams from 39 stations including Prague, Newark, Seoul, London Stansted and Zurich devotedly sent off their last passenger flights before the suspension took effect.
“China will continue to firmly support the GCC countries in maintaining their own security... and build a collective security framework for the Gulf,” Xi said at the start of the China-GCC summit.
The Ferjan Dubai team comprises 281 primary and affiliate members who have completed over 15,000 hours of volunteer service since the initiative’s launch. Ferjan Dubai has also entered into 15 agreements with private and public sector companies in Dubai to enhance its community activities.
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.