Australia on Wednesday removed the right of doctors to order sick asylum seekers be evacuated from two remote Pacific detention centres for medical treatment, a repeal that opponents said risks the lives of refugees.
Indonesia has de-regulated its Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)-related travel restrictions and 72 nationalities, including four from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), may now avail of tourist visas upon arrival.
South Korea on Monday signalled plans to remove Japan from a list of countries with fast-track trade status from September, citing problems with export control measures.
Starting Tuesday, schools in Sharjah will be allowed conduct extracurricular activities and morning assembly. Apart from this schools will also be allowed to resume educational trips for students.
The Abu Dhabi Police (ADP), recorded 1,252 violations of the resolution that prohibits gatherings and parties in ranches in Abu Dhabi, which was issued as part of the precautionary measures aimed at reducing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Britain’s government will fine people who refuse an order to self-isolate up to £10,000 ($13,000) as the country sees a sharp surge in coronavirus infections.
US President Donald Trump issued two executive orders on Thursday restricting Chinese social media networks TikTok and WeChat, on the grounds that they pose significant national security threats to the United States. These executive actions set a 45-day deadline to ByteDance, which owns TikTok, and Tencent, owner of WeChat, to sell the two platforms to American companies, or face a complete ban in the US.
Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla has asked all states to ensure strict compliance of Covid containment measures, as the case load is decreasing but numbers are still high.
Dr Saif Al Dhaheri said all decisions related to modifying the timings of the National Disinfection Programme are taken following a holistic review of the current conditions.
Many Indians who are waiting to get back to the UAE are facing a very difficult time. The rapid spread of the new strain of the coronavirus has adversely impacted many families, especially of expats. It’s been months since many in India are waiting to head back to see their loved ones here. There are employees who have not received their salaries while some have lost their jobs and others are working remotely.