Emirates to evacuate UAE nationals from abroad free of cost
04 Apr 2020
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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.