A health worker checks the body temperature of passengers bound for Ukraine at Abu Dhabi International Airport on Friday. WAM
This initiative is part of the UAE's commitment to cooperating with countries working to combat the COVID-19 outbreak in order to strengthen global efforts to curb the virus’ spread.
Workers load medical equipment at Abu Dhabi Airport. WAM
"This provision of aid by the UAE comes as a gesture of solidarity with countries seeking to bolster their fight against COVID-19. The UAE stands with the leadership and people of Ukraine during this challenging moment that the international community must face as a united front," said Salem Ahmed Al Kaabi, UAE Ambassador to Ukraine.
He added that UAE assistance to Ukraine would enable medical staff to safely perform their professional duties in combating the virus’ spread. He underscored that the UAE extends its support to Ukraine and all countries affected by COVID-19 as they work to overcome this humanitarian crisis.
Ukraine bound passengers queue at the check-in counter in a terminal of Abu Dhabi International Airport. WAM
Furthermore, he noted that the aid plane succeeded in repatriating 113 Ukrainian citizens from the UAE as a result of coordination between Emirati and Ukrainian authorities to ensure their safe return.
The airline, which had aimed to partially resume passenger flights from May 1, said in a statement all scheduled services would remain grounded until May 16 at the earliest. Earlier in the day, it had said the suspension would last until May 15.
The flights are open to foreign citizens who wish to leave the UAE, but no incoming passengers are allowed. Foreign residents are banned from re-entering until at least mid-April.
In another contribution to the Community Solidarity Fund Against COVID-19, a group of accredited charitable organisations in Dubai distributed over 31,570 daily meals to underprivileged people in Naif, Satwa, Hatta, Jebel Ali and Al Warsan areas.
The CoDi BOT UGV will be piloted during the current month throughout Abu Dhabi International Airport, including in staff areas and cargo facilities, as well as being used as part of cabin desterilisation processes on passenger aircraft.
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