Coronavirus: Dubai Crown Prince says emirate ‘ready to enter the post COVID-19 world’

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Dubai’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid said on Monday that the emirate is ready to enter the post COVID-19 coronavirus world as he chaired a Dubai Executive Council meeting to review plans to revive the tourism sector.

The Dubai Executive Council meeting was held on Monday at Dubai Airport’s Terminal 3.

"We have learned from Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to defeat the impossible, and to turn the challenge into an opportunity to consolidate our achievements and benefit from our readiness and to rapidly adapt with the new reality," Sheikh Hamdan said during the meeting.

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“This experience has provided us with a significant boost ahead to maintain our achievements so Dubai remains the best city in various vital sectors, and to start a new phase with strength and competitiveness. Today, we are flying high and we are confident with our abilities as we demonstrated a distinctive experience is maintain work and productivity and tackling challenges and triumphing over crises," he added.

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Sheikh Hamdan, along with other officials of the Dubai Executive Council, also reviewed the economic consequences of the coronavirus outbreak and was briefed regarding proposed plans to alleviate its repercussions on the current economic conditions and its impact on the tourism industry.

The United Arab Emirates detected on Monday 635 new coronavirus cases after conducting 30,147 tests, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 35,192, the Ministry of Health announced.

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