Sheikh Mohammed takes part in a virtual cabinet meeting.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, chaired a virtual cabinet meeting assessing the latest development on coronavirus, and its impact on the economic sectors of the UAE.
Sheikh Mohammed said, “Today, I chaired a cabinet meeting where we followed up on the latest developments and impact of the global COVID-19 on health, education and economic sectors of the UAE. We hosted frontline workers to thank them for their relentless efforts against the pandemic.
“We approved a draft law on the protection of national safety with legal mechanism and assigned entities in place. The new law guarantees public safety in cases of disasters and healthcare, economic and environmental threats to our country.
“We approved the formation of a team, headed by the UAE’s minister of state for food security & members of the public & private sector, to develop the modern agriculture sector in our country. We aim to use technology to expand our food production & create sustainable agriculture.
“We also approved the formation of a team to study the optimal use of government buildings and facilities and the possibility of converting them into medical facilities amid this global crisis. All our capabilities will be utilized to rapidly overcome this unprecedented time.
“Another team will be formed to develop the government’s human resources and provide new applications to raise productivity and skill-sets, with preparations for new post-Covid-19 government work techniques. The world after Covid-19 will never be the same.”
The new law is Law No. (4) of 2019, it states the restruction of legal provisions of the agency.
Cabinet commends the work of health authorities and the National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority, to ensure the health and wellbeing of all UAE citizens, residents, and visitors to the country.
The UAE government has already initiated sterilisation procedures throughout the country with clear instructions for the general public to stay at home. The sterilisation drive has brought normal life in the nation to a complete standstill as roads and streets wore a deserted look.
Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and Emirates Talent Association celebrated graduation of the 4th batch of “Emirati Programmer” on Saturday.
The Dubai Public Prosecution referred two unemployed Asian men to the criminal court for breaking into a supermarket in Dubai and stealing around Dhs4,000 and 40 packs of cigarettes.
"It was nothing short of a miracle and the realisation of an impossible dream. We thank the UAE for their great support in arranging the reunion. This is an example of the UAE’s humanitarian approach, as well as of its noble values of tolerance and coexistence," they stressed, adding that it is a model for the whole world to emulate.