UAE detects 305 new coronavirus cases, 1 death

The health ministry reiterated its advisory for people to follow social distancing and other preventive measures to avoid coronavirus transmission. (File/AFP)
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Updated 21 July 2020

UAE detects 305 new coronavirus cases, 1 death

  • One patient died from COVID-19, taking the country’s death toll to 339
  • A total of 343 people were cleared of COVID-19 infections

DUBAI: The UAE recorded 305 new coronavirus infections after conducting more than 40,000 coronavirus tests for the past 24 hours, state news agency WAM reported.
The total number of cases now stand at 57,498.
One patient also died from COVID-19, taking the country’s death toll to 339, the health ministry said.
Another 343 people meanwhile were cleared of COVID-19 infections, bringing patient recoveries to 49,964.
The health ministry reiterated its advisory for people to follow social distancing and other preventive measures to avoid coronavirus transmission.


Israel's Mossad chief discusses 'cooperation' with Bahrain

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Israel's Mossad chief discusses 'cooperation' with Bahrain

  • Cohen visited Bahrain on Wednesday and discussed "topics of mutual interest" with Bahraini officials
  • The September 15 US-brokered deal was signed in Washington at the same time as an Israel-UAE normalisation agreement

MANAMA: Israel's Mossad spy agency chief Yossi Cohen has held talks in Bahrain with top security and intelligence officials, Bahrain state media reported Thursday, after their countries agreed to normalise ties.
Cohen visited Bahrain on Wednesday and discussed "topics of mutual interest" as well as "cooperation between the two countries" with the Bahraini officials, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) said.
"They stressed the importance... of the role the (normalisation deal) will play in significantly contributing to promoting stability and peace in the region," BNA added.
The September 15 US-brokered deal was signed in Washington at the same time as an Israel-UAE normalisation agreement.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu travelled to the US capital for a ceremony to sign the deals along with the foreign affairs chiefs of the two Arab monarchies of the Gulf.
Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates became the third and fourth Arab countries to normalise ties with Israel, following Jordan's 1994 peace treaty with the Jewish state and Egypt's peace deal in 1979.