The fast spreading novel coronavirus is proving to be a big health challenge besides wreaking havoc on social and economic activities globally. Thankfully governments all over are tackling it head-on, but the task is humongous and unless all of us get pro-active, the coming days will only get worse for all of us (“The coronavirus lockdown in Spain is an eerie experience, but it also has its heartwarming moments,” Mar.17, Gulf Today).
Ajman Department of Economic Development (Ajman-DED) will have a live broadcasting session with its customers through its program “Stay Live” at 11am, for a duration of one hour, for responding to the customers’ enquiries about all the digital services that are being provided by the department’s website and smart application.
As a result of the novel coronavirus epidemic, most economic activities have stopped, where staying indoors and social distancing have become a normal lifestyle for countless people in recent days. Consequently, the ‘Homebody Economy’ activities are rising among the millions of stay-at-home people around the world.
The Sharjah Economic Development Department, SEDD, lauded the package of incentives and decisions approved by the Government of Sharjah to support the government and private entities, as well as business sectors and individuals.
On March 1, Matt Hancock, the secretary of state for health, outlined UK government’s plans for the “worst-case scenario”. These included relaxing rules about how many children could be taught in a class at school. Just 27 days later both he and the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, tested positive for COVID-19. We are now far beyond that imagined worst-case scenario.
Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, chaired the 111th meeting of the GCC Financial and Economic Cooperation Committee. The meeting took place virtually to discuss the recommendations and findings from the 57th meeting of the GCC Undersecretaries of Ministries of Finance Committee, and ways take the necessary steps.