No coronavirus deaths reported in UAE in last 24 hours

Vistors wear masks during the Arab Health Exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates January 29, 2020. (Reuters)
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Updated 15 July 2020

No coronavirus deaths reported in UAE in last 24 hours

DUBAI: The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi hailed efforts by medical teams in the UAE after the country reported zero deaths from Covid-19 during the last 24 hours.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan thanked the “front-line heroes” for their hard work and commended UAE residents for adhering to precautionary measures.

The UAE health ministry reported 275 new infections from the coronavirus on Wednesday, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 55,848.

The new infections were discovered after 48,000 tests were carried out.

The ministry also recorded 393 recoveries, bringing the total number of patients who recovered from the virus in the UAE to 46,418.

A total of 335 virus-related deaths have been recorded in the UAE since the pandemic outbreak.

Arab nations send food, medical supplies to disaster-hit Lebanon

Updated 09 August 2020

Arab nations send food, medical supplies to disaster-hit Lebanon

  • Saudi Arabia at the forefront of an international relief air bridge for Lebanon

DUBAI: Arab nations are rushing to provide humanitarian relief to disaster-hit Lebanon, delivering planeloads of food and medical supplies to aid those affected by the massive explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday.

The devastating blast, thought to be caused by a stockpile of ammonium nitrate unsafely stored in a port warehouse, left a trail of damage over much of the capital and killed more than 150 people and injured thousands of others.

A UAE transport plane carrying 40 metric tons of critical medicine and food items, as well as nutritional supplements for children, arrived in the Lebanese capital as part of the assistance being implemented by the Emirates Red Crescent.

“A comprehensive phased humanitarian plan has been put in place in response to the crisis, and during this stage the focus is laid on providing medical supplies in support of the Lebanese health facilities under the current tough circumstances to help them respond to the needs of the large number of victims,” Dr Mohammed Atiq Al-Falahi, the ERC Secretary General, said in a report from state news agency WAM.

Saudi Arabia is at the forefront of an international relief air bridge, with about 200 tons of medical and emergency supplies so far delivered by the three aircraft dispatched to Lebanon.

Egypt has dispatched a second military plane to Lebanon, loaded with large quantities of medical supplies and food.

Two aircraft from Kuwait laden with medical supplies and food have arrived at Beirut’s international airport as part of the ongoing aid efforts to help Lebanon.

“We have just received two Kuwaiti planes carrying emergency aid,” on instructions of the Kuwait leadership, embassy advisor Abdullah Al-Shaheen said, and added that support will continue “in this time of adversity.”