UAE network provider changes name amid coronavirus regulations

The country’s urging residents to stay at home to curb the spread of coronavirus. (File/AFP)
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Updated 22 March 2020

UAE network provider changes name amid coronavirus regulations

  • Dubai Media office released a video repeating the phrase ‘stay at home’ in several languages
  • The UAE shut beaches, parks, pools, cinemas and gyms starting Sunday for two weeks

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates network provider Etisalat changed its name to ‘STAY AT HOME ETISALAT’ on Sunday.

The move is part of the country’s new regulations urging residents to stay at home to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Dubai Media office also released a video repeating the phrase ‘stay at home’ in several languages.

The UAE shut beaches, parks, pools, cinemas and gyms starting Sunday for two weeks.

Restaurants and cafes will be allowed to operate for the same period at 20% of capacity, and as long as customers are at least two metres apart. Meanwhile, delivery services are subject to review, the Supreme Council for National Security announced.


Meet the Saudi man who Trump’s COVID-19 Twitter blunder accidently made famous

Updated 30 March 2020

Meet the Saudi man who Trump’s COVID-19 Twitter blunder accidently made famous

  • Donald Trump was meant to tag the Food and Drug Association

RIYADH: It’s not every day that you’re mentioned by the most powerful man in the world, but MLK, better known as @FdA found himself the star of the show when he was tagged on twitter by the leader of the free world President Donald Trump.

A mix-up in Twitter handles found him mentioned on the platform by @realDONALDTRUMP, when President Trump retweeted an article about a research institute that developed technology which “can clean up to 80,000 pieces of PPE (personal protective equipment) for use.” The author of the article says in her tweet that it is a “huge breakthrough in the fight against the #coronavirus.”

The comment on the retweet read: Highly recommended by Governor @MikeDeWine of Ohio. @FDA must move quickly!

Considered an honest mistake, While the actual food and drug administration handle is @US_FDA.

MLK aka @FdA has his location set to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. On twitter, MLK does not follow anyone nor does he have any tweets posted. However, his follower numbers are another story with a cool 16.6 thousand.