Covid-19 wrap from UAE: 210 new cases reported; airlines to fly special flights; suspension of residents’ entry extended; private tuition banned

UAE confirms 210 new coronavirus cases on Thursday

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Thursday announced 210 new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus. The ministry announced today that it had monitored 210 new cases of new coronavirus (Covid-19), which were identified by examining those who were already infected – and did not adhere to preventive measures and self-isolation. This brings the number of reported cases in the country to 1024. The new cases are of various nationalities. They are all stable and getting the necessary healthcare.

The Ministry also announced the recovery of 35 people after receiving the necessary healthcare since they were admitted to. This brings the total number of recoveries to 96 in UAE. The ministry had on Wednesday confirmed 150 new cases as well as two deaths.

Entry of UAE residents suspended by 2 more weeks

The UAE on Thursday extended the suspension of entry of all UAE valid visa holders who are outside the country for two additional weeks. In a statement the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said these precautionary measures are taken in order to preserve the health and safety of the community.

The statement added that the two-week period, which starts Thursday, could be renewed according to updates on the coronavirus pandemic.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation urged people who are outside the UAE with valid UAE residency visa to register for the new service “Twajudi for residents” on the ministry’s website, as this service aims to facilitate their safe return to the UAE for emergency cases.