UAE to participate in G20 virtual summit

Unidentified guests attend a meeting of Finance ministers and central bank governors of the G20 nations in the Saudi capital Riyadh on February 23, 2020. (File/AFP)
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Updated 26 March 2020

UAE to participate in G20 virtual summit

  • Saudi Arabia’s King Salman said on Wednesday in a tweet that the G20 major economies will hold an exceptional summit to plan initiatives that can help combat the pandemic

DUBAI: The UAE will take part in the G20 summit chaired by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan said in a tweet on Thursday.
“In the spirit of global solidarity, the UAE takes part in today’s G20 summit chaired by the His Majesty King Salman of Saudi Arabia. We face an unprecedented challenge in COVID-19, and the people of the world anticipate this meeting to result in effective international measures,” he said.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman said on Wednesday in a tweet that the G20 major economies will hold an exceptional summit to plan initiatives that can help combat the pandemic.
“As the world confronts the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges to healthcare systems and the global economy, we convene this extraordinary G20 summit to unite efforts towards a global response,” he said.


UAE reports lower daily cases, 563 new infections

Updated 12 min 48 sec ago

UAE reports lower daily cases, 563 new infections

  • There were also 3 fatalities and 314 recoveries
  • The health authority has conducted over 38,000 new coronavirus tests

DUBAI: The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention has confirmed 563 new coronavirus cases, state news agency WAM reported on Thursday.
The new cases were detected after conducting over 38,000 new tests, increasing the total number of infected people in the country to 32,532.
The authority has also reported three more fatalities, bringing the death toll to 258. There were also 314 further recoveries, bumping the total number of patients to recover to 16,685.
Meanwhile, Dubai’s government has announced the return of 50 percent of government employees to work from the office under “intensified precautionary measures” to protect their health, Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed said.
The emirate has also allowed for more businesses to reopen, such as gyms, cinemas and others, and to operate for longer hours, from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m.