UAE COVID-19 UPDATES: 375 New coronavirus cases

The ministry of Health in UAE has released the latest updates on coronavirus. UAE has registered 375 new cases by the end of today the 14th-July of 2020. Has registered new 512 recovered cases and a total of 335 deaths.

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UAE is one of the countries that have opened her boarders to tourists, and that have active flights to different cities across the world amidst coronavirus lock down

Will Russian Corona Virus Vaccine be a success?

Although the novel coronavirus cases continue to rise at terrific rate across the globe, a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Russia’s Sechenov University is making bold headlines around the globe, as Russian scientists tout it to be one of the world’s first coronavirus vaccine.

The researchers claimed that Russia might be one of the first countries in the world to develop a coronavirus vaccine as it has completed the tests on volunteers. In some other news, UAE is also working closely with scientists on a type of Covid-19 Vaccine which has already shown some successful results.

The clinical trials were started in mid-June and the first group of 18 volunteers and the second group of 23 volunteers were injected with the first dosage of the vaccine candidate at the Gamalei Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology. All the volunteers, who were between the age of 18 to 65, had spent 28 days in isolation, in order to prevent them from contracting other infections. They will be monitored for 6 months after their discharge as well.

Vaccine may be available by August 12-14

According to a report, the Russian scientists are hopeful to launch the world’s first corona virus vaccine by mid-August as Alexander, who is the director of Gamalei center, is hopeful that the vaccine candidate will ‘enter civil circulation’ by August 12-14. He further added that mass production of the same by the drug makers may begin by September 2020.

New UAE Visa Rules: Visit visa-holders have one month to leave or change their status

All people in the UAE on Visit visa have exactly 1 month to leave the country or change status. Countdown from July 12-2020

As a Ugandan living in UAE, I appeal to all Ugandan citizens living or who were caught under lock down period in UAE, to read carefully these rules. UAE is one of the strictest countries in regards to their residencies.

According to this decision, people on visit visa have to change their status or leave the country. This means if you get a job make sure by the end of of 1 month from July 12, you have an employment visa stamped in your passport or obtained by your company. Another option is to renew your visa by the end of this grace period or if the worst comes to the worst to leave the country to avoid fines and bans.

Tourists in the UAE whose visit visas had expired after March 1 are given one month to leave the country or change their visa status to avoid fines, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) announced on Monday.

The one-month window started on July 12, Brig Khamis Al Kaabi, spokesperson of the ICA, said in a TV interview.

The advisory follows the recent UAE Cabinet decision that cancelled all previously issued resolutions related to the residency of expatriates and validity of visas, entry permits and ID cards. The automatic extension of expired visas and IDs until December this year was withdrawn

Brig Al Kaabi reiterated that residents and citizens within the country are given 90 days to renew their documents. Those outside the country will have a one-month window for renewal, with the grace period starting on the date of their arrival in the UAE.

Read more here: UAE New visa rules: UAE Visa Extension Until December-CANCELLED