Coronavirus outbreak: UAE landmarks light up in solidarity with China
Published on February 3, 2020 at 05.14
The UAE iconic landmarks, including Burj Khalifa, world tallest building, in Dubai and Adnoc Headquarters in Abu Dhabi, were lit up in the colours of the Chinese national flag on Sunday night in solidarity with the Beijing over the outbreak of new coronavirus.
The initiative is part of the strong solidarity shown by the UAE, under the leadership of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, which emanates from its humanistic approach and its readiness to provide all forms of support to the friendly government and people of China and to cooperate with the international community to triumph over the outbreak.
The UAE has expressed confidence that China will be able to contain and control the spread of new coronavirus.
On Monday, China reported 361 have died on the mainland from the new virus, with an additional 2,829 new cases over the last 24 hours bringing the Chinese total to 17,205.
Other landmark buildings emblazoned with the Chinese national flag included the Capital Gate, the Abu Dhabi Global Market, the Emirates Palace and Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabi, Burj Al Arab in Dubai and Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain.