UAE extends Abu Dhabi travel ban

Emirati security forces man a checkpoint at the entrance of Abu Dhabi, on the highway linking Dubai to the capital, after authorities cordoned off the city for a week to rein in the novel coronavirus. (File/AFP)
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Updated 15 June 2020

UAE extends Abu Dhabi travel ban

DUBAI: A travel ban into and out of Abu Dhabi and between the emirate’s three main regions is to be extended for another week.
The UAE’s Emergency Crises and Disaster Management Committee said Monday the ban will continue for another week starting Tuesday.
The ban was introduced on June 2 as part of measures to tackle the spread of the coronavirus.


UAE confirms 851 new COVID-19 cases, one death

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UAE confirms 851 new COVID-19 cases, one death

  • Dubai Economy issued 22 fines, 2 warning to businesses
  • Kuwait records 345 cases and 4 deaths

DUBAI: UAE on Sunday recorded 851 new cases of COVID-19 and one death, bringing the total to 91,469 and 412 respectively.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention said 868 cases had recovered in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total to 80,544 since the pandemic emerged.
The ministry also said it had conducted 106,034 new coronavirus tests during the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, during its daily inspections, Dubai Economy said it issued 22 fines and two warnings to commercial establishments for not adhering to anti COVID-19 measures.
Dubai Economy, in cooperation with Dubai Sports Council, said it also issued six fines and 10 warnings to sports facilities and sporting events in various regions of the emirate. The council had earlier issued detailed and precise instructions for each sporting facility and stadium.
The council said that the number of violations have decreased since previous weeks after it increased its efforts and renewed its call to training and fitness centers, academies and event organizers to fully adhere to instructions and apply preventive measures during their operational hours throughout the week.
Dubai Sports Council has been closing facilities and issuing penalties due to COVID-19 violations and last week it closed three facilities, issued nine fines and gave warnings to 35 other facilities
Elsewhere, Kuwait recorded 345 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 103,544, while the death toll stood at 601 after four new deaths were registered.
Oman’s health ministry said the the total number of cases recorded in the sultanate has reached 97,450, with 909 death, since the pandemic emerged.