UAE records 393 coronavirus infections, 2 fatalities

Two people also died from virus complications, taking the UAE death toll to 300. (File/AFP)
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Updated 20 June 2020

UAE records 393 coronavirus infections, 2 fatalities

  • The health ministry said 755 people recovered from the illness

DUBAI: The UAE confirmed 393 new coronavirus cases after carrying out 38,000 additional tests, bringing the total number of infections to 44,145, state news agency WAM reported.
Two people also died from virus complications, taking the UAE death toll to 300, WAM quoted health officials.
The health ministry added that 755 people recovered from the illness, raising the total number of recoveries to 30,996.


Dubai airport hands out roses to Beirut passengers in a show of support

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Dubai airport hands out roses to Beirut passengers in a show of support

  • Passengers arriving from Beirut in Dubai were handed white roses
  • “Rebuilding Lebanon is like rebuilding UAE,” a message attached to the roses read

DUBAI: Passengers arriving from Beirut in Dubai were handed white roses on Sunday in a heartfelt gesture of support following last week’s deadly blast. 
The 163 passengers boarding an Emirates airline flight who arrived at Dubai International Airport were gifted the roses from Dubai Customs workers. The flowers came with a message that quoted the founder of the UAE, the late President Sheikh Zayed Al-Nahyan.
The message reads: “Rebuilding Lebanon is like rebuilding UAE.”
Dubai Airport CEO Paul Griffiths said the act reflects the “spirit of kindness at the heart of the aviation community.”  
“I’m sure it has provided some measure of comfort for the Lebanese passengers during these very difficult times,” he said.
Like many other countries, the UAE has sent large shipments of aid to Lebanon since the explosion. 
The massive blasts at the Beirut port killed 158 people and injured 6,000.