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Covid-19: Sheikh Mansoor reviews Dubai's progress in combating coronavirus

Staff Report/Dubai
Filed on August 19, 2020
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Dubai's Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management met today to review developments.

His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai's Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, chaired a meeting of the Committee on Wednesday to review efforts to ensure highest levels of safety and wellbeing for the community in the emirate.

The committee discussed the latest developments related to combating Covid-19 in Dubai by all frontline entities, especially with the resumption of economic activities in the emirate and the reopening of air travel for citizens, residents and tourists.

Sheikh Mansoor praised the progress achieved by Dubai and the UAE in combating the pandemic and the success in limiting its repercussions. The guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and the follow up of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, were instrumental in containing the virus, he said.

He expressed his appreciation for the efforts of all specialised teams, both in Dubai and across the country, as well as the effective coordination in implementing the precautionary measures that helped reduce the number of new infections and deaths.

Planning for new academic year

During the meeting, Sheikh Mansoor reviewed the plans of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority to ensure schools and universities in Dubai are comprehensively prepared to welcome students in the new academic year.

He stressed the need to ensure the highest safety standards, provide innovative solutions to achieve maximum benefits for students and continued development of students' skills in line with the needs of the future.

The Committee thanked private sector entities for supporting the government's efforts in combating the pandemic and their commitment to safeguarding the community. It further highlighted the importance of cooperation and the community's adherence to precautionary measures to limit the spread of the virus.

Inspections continue to be conducted in Dubai to ensure compliance with preventive measures.

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