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Good to see the GCC Unity in publishing the Coronavirus cases simultaneously on Monday the 24th Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman all had visitors form Iran who had the virus, how's it looking elsewhere?

https://timesofoman.com/article/2803...of-coronavirus

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Good to see the GCC Unity in publishing the Coronavirus cases simultaneously on Monday the 24th Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman all had visitors form Iran who had the virus, how's it looking elsewhere?

https://timesofoman.com/article/2803...of-coronavirus

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Nothing to report here. I am thankful that we are in full control of the situation with only a very limited number of cases despite having the busiest transit airport in the world.
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Nothing to report here. I am thankful that we are in full control of the situation with only a very limited number of cases despite having the busiest transit airport in the world.
Wink twice if they're still standing behind you.

​​​​​​​If I were dependent on visa runs, I'd start to get a little nervous. Not inconceivable that that becomes impossible in the next few weeks.
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E-gates are now closed so travel history can be reviewed for all new arrivals.

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A group of friends were prevented from leaving a bar on Thursday night where the cycle tour were staying, eventually allowed out but IDs were scanned. I understand that later that night no one was allowed out.
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So are lots of people wearing masks over there? Are masks out of stock at stores? Price gouging going on?
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Just had a work email that no travel allowed for business unless it's to KSA and only then if it's to see clients (lots of FIFO people), seems daft but saves me from going next week I guess.

Heard there's two hotels in AD on lockdown.

Schools have canned all meet ups - fixtures, camps, tournaments, inter-school activities etc.
As soon as the first couple of kids get infected they'll just shut them down. Senior staff being asked to prepare for 'home learning' for children.
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Good bold move from the central bank today... Banks have been told to reschedule repayments to support businesses affected by the bug.

You can choose to read this one of two ways... 1) we are in a lot more trouble than we know, or 2) the central bank is progressive, reacting well and taking early steps.

I'm leaning towards #2 - overlooking that the roads and malls seemed very quiet on saturday.
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Good bold move from the central bank today... Banks have been told to reschedule repayments to support businesses affected by the bug.

You can choose to read this one of two ways... 1) we are in a lot more trouble than we know, or 2) the central bank is progressive, reacting well and taking early steps.

I'm leaning towards #2 - overlooking that the roads and malls seemed very quiet on saturday.
I lean towards option1 and Corona is just a very helpful excuse to cover up the state of the economy.
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I lean towards option1 and Corona is just a very helpful excuse to cover up the state of the economy.
You ol’ skeptic.
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https://www.zawya.com/uae/en/busines...1nL8N2AU043X4/

DUBAI - Dubai's Emirates Group has seen a "measurable slowdown" in business due to the coronavirus outbreak and has asked staff to take paid and unpaid leave, according to an internal email seen by Reuters.

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Good bold move from the central bank today... Banks have been told to reschedule repayments to support businesses affected by the bug.
There'll be people on the streets chasing Chinese and Iranians shouting 'Cough in my face, cough in my face"
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Have ‘asked’ staff....
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There'll be people on the streets chasing Chinese and Iranians shouting 'Cough in my face, cough in my face"
Weird, my missus begs me for something really similar.
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Chinese or Iranian?
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