UAE updates entry procedures due to coronavirus

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Updated 20 March 2020

UAE updates entry procedures due to coronavirus

  • UAE has reported 113 cases, with no deaths and 26 recoveries
  • New regulations states arrivals must self-isolate at home for 14 days

DUBAI: The UAE has renewed entry procedures for Gulf Cooperation Council citizens starting Saturday March 21 at 10a.m. until further notice, state news agency SPA reported on Friday.

GCC citizens wanting to enter the UAE must undergo medical checkups on arrival and stay in quarantine for 14 days.

Meanwhile, people and organizations that violate restrictions imposed to limit the spread of COVID-19 face legal action, UAE’s Attorney General Hamad Saif Al-Shamsi said.
The rules include the completion of 14 days self-quarantine for all arrivals from abroad. Those who leave their homes before the quarantine is over face legal actions for placing others at risk, state news agency WAM reported.
The UAE is increasing regulations aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus, including enacting temporary visa suspensions, closing entry to resident expats who hold the relevant visas, and banning UAE nationals from traveling abroad.
The health ministry has reported 113 cases, with no deaths and 26 recoveries.


Syria’s air defenses intercept ‘hostile targets’ above Damascus countryside

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Syria’s air defenses intercept ‘hostile targets’ above Damascus countryside

CAIRO: Syria’s air defenses on Monday intercepted ‘hostile targets’ above Damascus’ southwestern countryside, state media reported.
No details were immediately available and there were no initial reports of damage or casualties.