UAE’S ADNOC offers support to medical staff amid coronavirus pandemic

The state-owned oil company will also provide complimentary hot drinks to all medical professionals at their convenience stores, Oasis. (WAM)
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Updated 08 April 2020

UAE’S ADNOC offers support to medical staff amid coronavirus pandemic

  • ADNOC will also provide complimentary hot drinks to all medical professionals
  • The company aims to recognize the efforts of healthcare professions

DUBAI: UAE oil giant ADNOC collaborated with UAE’s health authorities to support all national emergency response ambulances refueling at their stations, state news agency WAM reported.
The state-owned oil company will also provide complimentary hot drinks to all medical professionals at their convenience stores, Oasis, on presentation of a valid work ID.
The company aims to recognize the efforts of healthcare professions during the country’s fight against the novel COVID-19.
Meanwhile, researchers at Khalifa University’s Healthcare Engineering Innovation Centre, HEIC, are working on emergency ventilators in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
They have developed a working prototype and are now engineering the production plant to produce the ventilators at scale to meet rising local and global demands.
The UAE has reported 2,359 infections, 12 deaths and 186 recoveries.


Germany warns dual nationals off Iran travel after arrest

Updated 59 min 39 sec ago

Germany warns dual nationals off Iran travel after arrest

BERLIN: Germany has warned citizens who also hold Iranian nationality against travelling to Iran after a dual national was arrested in October.
The foreign ministry did not name the detained citizen, but she has been identified as Nahid Taghavi by her daughter Mariam Claren.
"There have been several arrests of German-Iranian dual nationals in the past -- including most recently in October 2020, often without comprehensible reasons," said the German foreign ministry in an online update of its travel warning.
"Further detentions of people who also possess Iranian citizenship cannot be ruled out," it added, stressing therefore that "unnecessary travel by people who are also Iranian nationals is strongly discouraged".

 


Taghavi is a 66-year-old architect, who is reportedly being held in solitary detention in Iran.
Her daughter Claren said she has had no access to her since October 15, a day before she was believed to have been arrested.
Human rights group IGFM said Taghavi should be viewed as a political prisoner because she has for years been fighting for human rights in Iran, in particular for women's rights and freedom of expression.