In all the Arab states, United Arab Emirates has the second highest infection with more than 145 deaths and 22,500 infected cases. Dubai, United Arab Emirates has opened a 3000 bed capacity field hospital in its World Trade center on Saturday. The United Arab Emirates will find its citizens 20,000 dirhams if they share medical information about the Covid-19 that contradicts what the government said. Night time curfew and social distancing were imposed on the citizens to curb the spread of the virus. The world trade center was inspected by Dubai’s crown prince Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Almaktoum.
For those that died of Covid-19 in the UAE the federal government will “foster and care” for them through the Emirates Red Crescent humanitarian organization. Dubai imposed a lockdown one its citizens for the next two weeks while the nation wide night curfew has been applied since March 26. UAE had its first coronavirus case on 29 January 2020. The country announced repatriation flights for Indians on 12 April and closed down its fish and meat markets for two weeks. Several churches and mosques announced suspension of religious activities. The country also instructed all licensed hospitals in the country to treat patients for free even if they don’t have insurance and treat all cases as an emergency. Passenger flights have been banned and only cargo flights of essential goods are allowed.