Filipino Muslims wearing face masks gather for Eid prayer outside the Blue Mosque in Taguig City, Metro Manila. Reuters
President Rodrigo Duterte has a huge following and enjoys strong support among his countrymen in the UAE. This has been reflected in the final and un-official tally of the certificates of canvas (CoC) from the 31-day overseas voting (OV) for Manila’s mid-term legislative/local elections that ended on May 13.
In April, the government imposed a ban on the foreign deployment especially of Filipino nurses to help control the spread of the disease. At that time, the Philippines ranked second in Southeast Asia in the number of infections.
Nations like France and South Korea began resuming face-to-face classes as they got their outbreaks under control, but Philippine authorities see the risk as too great. President Rodrigo Duterte said last month that even if students could not graduate, they needed to stay out of school to fight the spread of the disease.
Passengers travelling from countries where flights had been banned were allowed to transit through UAE airports from Aug.5 as long as they present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure.
Sharjah Environment and Protected Areas Authority, said during a telephone conversation with the Direct Line Programme, adding that the weight of the newborn rhino ranges between 60 and 65 kilogrammes.
Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak conveys UAE leaders' congratulations to Ebrahim Raisi on assuming his position as president of Iran.