Sharjah: Anti-Coronavirus Measures Decision Issued


Sharjah’s Executive Council has issued Sharjah Executive Council Decision No. 35/2020 on violations of the anti-Coronavirus measures. It outlines various penalties for non-compliance in workplaces. They also issued Sharjah Executive Council Decision No. 36/2020 on regulating the anti-Coronavirus training activities in the Emirate which assigns responsibility for supervising the training...

Mosques to Reopen Next Month


The UAE’s National Authority for Emergency, Crisis, and Disaster Management has announced mosques will be allowed to reopen for Friday mass prayers from 4 December 2020. The Authority’s official spokesperson said mosques which reopen for these purposes will have to comply with all of the anti-Coronavirus measures. This includes committing to disinfect mosques and have volunteer teams...

Additional Travel Exemptions Announced


Oman’s Health Ministry has announced additional travel exemptions. Those who are now exempted from the anti-Coronavirus measures at the Sultanate’s land borders are sick Omanis who live or work in neighbouring countries and commute to work daily across the relevant border. Omani families living at the land borders in the governorates of Musandam, Al Buraimi and Dhofar who can provide...

Coronavirus Vaccines Will Not be Compulsory


Jordan’s Health Minister has announced the new Coronavirus vaccine, when it arrives, will be free to Jordanians and residents in Jordan. They added the vaccine will not be compulsory because Jordanian law does not force anyone to take any treatment. Full story

Coronavirus Patients Can Vote


Kuwait’s Council of Ministers has decided to allow Coronavirus patients to vote in National Assembly elections on 5 December 2020. They said this is a constitutional right for them and they should be permitted to execute it. The Justice Minister has briefed the Council on the recommendations of the ministerial committee to put a workflow in place to organise the election processes including...

Entry Visas for Tourists to be Reissued


According to state media reports, the Iraqi authorities will reissue entry visas for tourists. The visas will enable tourists to visit tourist, religious and heritage sites. As part of anti-Coronavirus measures in the country, the issuing of these visas was suspended. Full story

New Anti-Coronavirus Measures Come into Force


New anti-Coronavirus measures announced by the Turkish authorities have come into force. They include a partial weekend curfew and came into force at 8.00pm on 20 November. There will be restrictions on movements between 10pm and 8am. A partial curfew for those over 65 has also been expanded to include children and young people under 20, except for those who have to go to work. These individuals...

Remote Learning to Resume


Turkey’s National Education Minister has announced remote learning will resume in the country today . It will stay in place until 4 January and will apply to pre-schools, kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools, high schools, special education schools, applied courses in vocational high schools and special education courses. No physical exams will be held until 31 December and any...

Ajman: Fines for Coronavirus Violations Announced


The Ajman Police have announced those who do not comply with anti-Coronavirus measures will be fined. They made the announcement as they launched an awareness campaign with the Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Team to ensure compliance with these measures. Those who do not wear masks outside will be fined 3,000 AED. They will also be fined for failing to comply with social distancing rules and...