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WHO Halts Hydroxychloroquine Testing Over Safety Concerns

The World Health Organization has suspended testing of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine after a study published in The Lancet reported that COVID-19 patients taking the drug...

Emirates Resumes Operations with Industry-leading Safety Standard

Emirates has unveiled multi-faceted measures for employee and customer care at every step of the travel journey, redefining safety and hygiene standards on board...

ACI and IATA Outline Roadmap for Aviation Industry Restart

Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have called on governments to ensure any new measures introduced for airports...

Free COVID-19 Tests for UAE Citizens, Domestic Workers, Others

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has ordered...

An Old TB Vaccine Finds New Life in Coronavirus Trials

Studies are underway to test whether giving a shot of BCG vaccine could protect doctors and nurses against COVID-19. One of the oldest vaccines could...

COVID-19 Antibody Test Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization

The serology test has a specificity greater than 99.8% and sensitivity of 100% (14 Days post-PCR confirmation) The high specificity of the test...

Free Testing for People Showing Symptoms of COVID-19, Pregnant Women and...

The Department of Health–Abu Dhabi, DoH, has stated that the test for the new coronavirus, COVID-19, is available for free in healthcare facilities across...
Covid-19 Patients Recovering Quickly with Experimental Drug Remdesivir

Experimental Drug Remdesivir Speeds Recovery from COVID-19

American biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences on Wednesday announced study results showing that patients receiving a 5-day treatment course of Remdesivir achieved similar clinical improvement...

Nakheel Shopping Malls Reopen for Business

Nakheel Malls is pulling out all the stops to ensure customer, staff and tenant safety and wellbeing as it prepares to reopen Nakheel Mall,...

U.S. FDA Approves First Test for COVID-19 At-Home Sample Collection

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the first diagnostic test with a home collection option for COVID-19. Specifically, the FDA re-issued the emergency...

Health Promotion Department Releases 1st Health E-bulletin

The Health Promotion Department, HPD, has recently launched its first e-bulletin which aims to raise awareness about the healthy lifestyles followed while staying home...

Dubai Extends 24-hour National Sterilisation Programme

The Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai announced the extension of the 24-hour National Sterilisation Programme for a week more, according...
Covid-19 Patients Recovering Quickly with Experimental Drug Remdesivir

COVID-19 Patients Recover Faster with Experimental Drug Remdesivir

Covid-19 patients who are getting an experimental drug remdesivir have been recovering quickly, with most going home in days. This is according to a...

Dubai Announces UAE’s First Full Genome Sequencing of COVID-19 Virus

Dubai’s COVID-19 Command and Control Centre, CCC, has announced the UAE’s first full genome sequencing of the COVID-19 virus. The successful sequencing of the...

Emirates – First Airline to Conduct On-site COVID-19 Tests

Emirates in coordination with Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will be introducing additional precautions. Passengers on today’s flight to Tunisia were all tested for COVID-19...

What We Must Do To Prevent a Global COVID-19 Depression

Without a vaccine or effective COVID-19 treatment, we could face continued infections and death until at least the end of 2020. To prevent...

Virtual Classes to Support “Stay at Home” Efforts in the UAE

Estate Management company Provis has brought its sporting and lifestyle experience to the UAE community virtually in support of government directives urging people to...

Al Ansari Exchange Pledges 5 Million Dirhams to Support Fight Against...

Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, today announced AED 5 million contribution to the relevant authorities, as part...