One of the leading countries in Middle East region, United Arab Emirates (UAE) is known to be the biggest development hub in the region. But, with spread of epidemic, the new Coronavirus, the global economy has seen a tremendous fall.
Whereas on one hand, countries are trying their best to cope up with this fatal disease, UAE has extended a helping hand not only to citizens residing within the boundaries, but also to other countries.
UAE has stepped forward to provide extra care to the counties in form of grant and kind.
Currently UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) confirmed 2,076 people infected with the new Coronavirus in UAE (COVID-19), as on 6 April 2020.
With the whopping rise in numbers noticed in the US, Italy, Spain, and several other countries, UAE has started its inverse counting as with 167 patients previously diagnosed with Coronavirus have successfully recovered from it.
This epidemic has got the global economy to come to a standstill. Various important events across the world have been canceled or postponed by the respective authorities.
One of the main events which started in UAE – the UAE Tour, was halted in the middle as two participants contracted COVID-19. Also, one of the largest sporting events, the Tokyo Olympic 2020 have also been rescheduled for 2021. India’s and world largest cricket league, the Indian Premiere league (IPL) which hosts players from all over the world is still hangs on a balance as for the final decision to host or not.
The country has also issued an order of early four-week spring break to ensure safety and security among students. Coronavirus in UAE has led to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) to take many preventive measures to avoid the spreading of the virus.
The concerned ministries along with the help of Google, is running distance learning initiatives until further notice, to ensure utmost precautions amid virus spread.
Qualified and specialized doctors in the Middle East are continuously urging citizens and residents to not panic as some symptoms of Coronavirus are similar to that of seasonal flu.
The authorities on the other hand has also urged the public to get all information from credible sources and avoid sharing rumours and false information.
UAE underwent coordination with countries like Iran for further evacuation to their respective homeland. After this UAE has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UK on transit flights for safe return of British nations to their home country.
In line with UAE’s continuous humanitarian efforts, the country flew hundreds of foreign nationals out of the virus epicentre country, China.
Under the leadership of HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, UAE is conducting a co-operation operation with the Chinese government to bring students from eleven nations.
UAE also announced establishment of preventive health centre within the Emirates Humanitarian City complex.
After experiencing Coronavirus in UAE, the country now provides 24-hour health care for evacuated residents from Wuhan – the epicentre of new Coronavirus.
These measures are not restricted for other countries. UAE’s federal government is as much in sync with its own land as it is with other counterparts. With surging Coronavirus numbers, UAE’s Ministry of health and Prevention (MoHAP) along with the Ministry of Interior (MoI) launched ‘National Sterlisation Programme in the month of March. Seeing the successful implementation, it further extended this initiative of the federal government until further notice.
The sterilisation programme, which is being carried out in all seven emirates, is run in Abu Dhabi from 8pm to 6am in residential areas and 6pm to 6am in the industrial areas. The government has issued special provisions and permit facility if someone wants to get out of their respective homes during this programme.
Amid this programme, all essential stores and supermarkets are open as the countrymen continue to urge and follow the message to stay indoors.
In the end, as the entire world continues to fight this rigorous battle against Coronavirus pandemic, let’s stay indoors and support the people working in the frontline to contain the spread, following the directives and guidelines issued by authentic authorities.