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9 July, Thursday

Latest news and updates on Coronavirus in UAE

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The UAE announced 430 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 46,563 and totally 35,165  people had recovered from the virus, total number of deaths is 308  as of June 25.
HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, marked World Refugee Day by ordering an aid flight to support the delivery of urgent humanitarian assistance from UNHCR to Burkina Faso. The UAE also sent aid this week to Azerbaijan, Thailand, Somalia, Peru, and Iraq.
UAE-based artificial intelligence and cloud computing company G42 and Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinopharm Group have received approval to conduct Phase III trials for a COVID-19 vaccine in the UAE, making it one of the first worldwide to enter the final stage of human trials.
Dubai has announced it will open for foreign tourism from July 7, with international health insurance, COVID-19 testing, and a completed health declaration form mandatory for tourists to ensure traveler safety. The UAE also eased restrictions on citizens and residents traveling abroad on June 23 while welcoming the return of residents to Dubai.
The UAE has lifted restrictions on nighttime movement and  announced the successful completion of the National Disinfection Programme. UAE authorities have also permitted children under 12 to enter shopping centers and restaurants across the country.
Etihad Airways has partnered with Austrian-based healthcare technology company Medicus AI to develop a tool that helps travelers better assess their risk of having contracted COVID-19 based on World Health Organization guidelines as global connectivity resumes.
Emirates Airlines has noted a positive trend of increased traffic across its network as it adds new flights in light of eased travel restrictions. The carrier, which currently connects Dubai to 40 cities, plans to offer more destinations in the coming days.
UAE education authorities are laying the groundwork for a possible return to classrooms this September, with rigorous health measures planned for nurseries, schools, and universities as part of the national reopening strategy.

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