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Coronavirus news bulletin from UAE: 1,111 new cases reported; IPL teams pay tribute to frontline workers Filed on November 9, 2020

A round-up of major developments related to Covid-19 across the country.

Here's a round-up of all the latest Covid-19 developments you need to know:

UAE reports 1,111 Covid-19 cases, 683 recoveries

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Sunday reported 1,111 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 683 recoveries. No new deaths were reported. As many as 154,882 new Covid-19 tests were carried out, taking the total to more than More than 14 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the country so far. Yesterday, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said that the UAE believes in tolerance, openness and coexistence with all peoples, highlighting that the model that the UAE adopts in terms of human diversity is similar to that of the United Nations, where the UAE opens its doors for all people to realise their dreams.

Teams pay tribute to UAE frontline workers

As the UAE edition of the Indian Premier League 2020 is set to crown a winner on Tuesday, teams have paid a special tribute to the frontline heroes for their relentless services in ensuring success of a surreal tournament. Delhi Capitals gifted team jerseys to the medical staff with their names imprinted on it and Chennai Super Kings presented jerseys signed by skipper MS Dhoni and others. The UAE-based VPS Healthcare — the official medical partner — conducted Covid-19 tests and were responsible for end-to-end medical solutions. Someone like Samini K Sasi, a staff nurse at VPS Healthcare, was taken by surprise when Delhi star Shikhar Dhawan presented her a jersey with her name. Samini has been collecting the Covid-19 samples of the Delhi players since they arrived on August 21. Over the past weeks, she has developed a good relationship with them. But it never occurred to her that the team would surprise with such a memorable gift.

Etihad Airways reshuffles top management team

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways on Sunday announced a new organisational structure that will position the business to deliver on its mandate in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and meet the challenges of the global downturn in aviation head on. The restructuring sees the airline continuing its transformation into a mid-sized, full-service carrier concentrating on its fleet of widebody aircraft, with a leaner, flatter and scaleable organisational structure that supports organic growth as the world returns to flying. “After our best-ever Q1 performance, none of us could have predicted the challenges that lay ahead in the remainder of this year… As a responsible business, we can no longer continue to incrementally adapt to a marketplace that we believe has changed for the foreseeable future. That is why we are taking definitive and decisive action to adjust our business and position ourselves proudly as a mid-sized carrier,” said Tony Douglas, group CEO of Etihad Aviation Group.


Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country's parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.

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