UAE  develops  breakthrough in COVID-19 treatment

  08 May 2020    Read: 1536
UAE  develops  breakthrough in COVID-19 treatment @Getty Images

The UAE has opened a massive new testing centre to screen up to 10,000 workers per day. Authorities are also working to protect vulnerable communities by ensuring that worker accommodations meet health and safety requirements, reports citing the embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Azerbaijan.

The novel COVID-19 stem cell treatment developed in Abu Dhabi could be ready for widespread use in three months’ time in a best-case scenario, according to researchers. The treatment is currently undergoing additional trials to be completed in a number of weeks.

All restaurants in Abu Dhabi will be permitted to reopen and operate at reduced capacity with strict new guidelines to ensure customer safety

Young children and those over 60 will not be allowed to enter malls, supermarkets, or shops in the UAE in efforts to protect at-risk groups.

The UAE also continues humanitarian aid and efforts to combat COVID-19.

An international air bridge operation has been launched by the UAE and World Food Programme using three Emirati aircraft to provide essential health and humanitarian supplies across Europe, Africa, and Asia in the fight against COVID-19.

The UAE sent medical aid this week to India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Guinea, Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, the UAE has provided more than 455 tonnes of aid to over 41 countries, assisting 455,000 medical professionals around the world.

The country is facilitating the world’s largest-ever repatriation mission to help Indian citizens return home. To date, the UAE is the only country providing free pre-departure COVID-19 testing to Indian returnees.

The World Expos governing body’s Member States have voted to confirm a one-year postponement to Expo 2020 due to COVID-19. The global mega event will now run from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.


Note, the UAE announced 502 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 16,240 and totally 3,572 people had recovered from the virus as of May 7. The UAE has conducted 1.3 million tests for Covid-19 since the outbreak began.

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