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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority and The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship announced the approval of the results of medical examinations to include all accredited laboratories by governments in countries around the world.

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In a sign that bodes well for an eventual market recovery after the coronavirus, consumer spending in the UAE increased by 65 percent in June 2020 as compared to March.

The Dubai Economy call centre saw hectic activity during the National Disinfection Programme and responded to an unprecedented number of calls, messages and social media channels received from the business community and customers on the precautionary measures in place against COVID-19.

Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, announced that thanks to the unlimited support of the UAE's leadership, the country has managed to cross the barrier of 5 million laboratory tests for COVID-19, and that the survival rate for those infected with the disease has risen to 90 per cent.

The decision was made after taking into consideration the cancellation and postponement of major international sports events across the world, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, announced on Sunday that it conducted 42,428 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.

Over 50 Alserkal Avenue organisations joined forces through the Alserkal Pay It Forward Programme to support each other - and the wider Dubai community - in the face of the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Supreme Council for Motherhood & Childhood has published a story to educate children about the new coronavirus. The story titled "Makronia", addresses questions that children may have about this pandemic and answers them in a simple way that suits the thinking of the age group.

With Eid just around the corner, Dr Badreya Al Harmi, Director of Public Health Protection Department at the DHA shared precautionary measures that should be taken, while celebrating Eid and when visiting public places like malls, beauty parlors and restaurants during the holidays.

H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, has launched "Bin Wraiqa Service" for emergency cases. The service enhances the speed of front-line doctors’ response when they are called up for emergencies.

Al Owais stressed the need to adhere to the preventive instructions and procedures during the holiday period, noting that the practice of strict social distancing is increasingly important on such occasions and is a the national duty of all society, especially considering what is at stake.

RTA has set up a digital platform using Big Data, to detect any lack of compliance with the physical distancing between riders of public buses in Dubai and take enforcement measures accordingly.

Businesses in Dubai investing in corporate social responsibility were able to respond more effectively to new challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new survey from Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Centre for Responsible Business.

Dubai Economy has conducted its first ever online workshops for the new applicants in the 2020 cycle of the DQA and DHDA. The workshops were part of the Business Excellence Department in Dubai Economy to sustain the excellence journey in the UAE.

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan said Dubai’s constructive and swift response to the COVID-19 crisis was focused on ensuring the safety of citizens, residents and visitors, and defusing the negative economic impact of the crisis.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, announced on Saturday that it conducted over 52,000 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.

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