UAE officially asks to postpone Expo 2020 Dubai
The United Arab Emirates has officially requested to postpone the start of the Expo 2020 Dubai until October next year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the body that oversees the world fair said Saturday.Dubai, the glitzy city-state which is part of the UAE, had hoped to attract some 25 million visits to the multi-billion-dollar, six-month event, which was scheduled to launch October 20 this year."The government of the United Arab Emirates has formally requested the postponement of World Expo 2020 Dubai," the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions said in a statement."Following consu...
NDB Bank on Wheels visits customers at the safety of their homes | Daily FT
While the COVID-19 outbreak in the country has forced all citizens to remain indoors and has brought many banking activities to a halt, NDB has taken several steps to assist the bank’s customers to perform their banking transactions in a secure and safe fashion with minimal contact. Thus, all NDB customers can have their daily banking needs met securely just as before through the NDB Bank on Wheels – a mobile banking unit that will bring the bank to the customer’s doorstep.The NDB Bank on Wheels will be travelling around Colombo and suburbs for the bank’s customers and stakeholders to conduct ...
Daily Financial Times
Abu Dhabi Police launch virtual prison visits
Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Police have activated 17 platforms for the distance visits of inmates in an initiative named ‘My Window - Visiting From Distance.’The initiative aims to link families and inmates through visual communication screens.Brigadier Ahmad Saif Bin Zaytoon, Director of Community Security Sector at Abu Dhabi Police, said that the initiative is to provide smart communication mechanism from a distance, where inmates meet their families through visual visits via police stations.He pointed out that the digital month, which is held under the slogan “Earn your time” comes as a complement...
Visitors banned at major Korat hospitals
NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Five major hospitals in this northeastern province have banned visits by relatives and others to all inpatients, to prevent crowds gathering and to stem the spread of Covid-19.The move follows the provincial authority’s order shutting down shopping malls and other venues deemed at risk of spreading the virus. Nakhon Ratchasima had five confirmed infections as of Monday morning and many people in risk groups under watch.The visitor ban was announced by Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima, Fort Suranaree, Bangkok-Ratchasima, Teparat Nakhonratchasima and Suranaree Technology University h...
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Take a virtual tour to National Art Museum!
By Laman IsmayilovaAzerbaijan National Art Museum will be closed for visits until March 27, 2020 amid coronavirus spread.The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11. Several countries are currently working on a vaccine against the new virus.National Museum of Art invites everyone to go on an exciting tour and see its unique collection without leaving home, after downloading the special apps: App Store, Google Play.Founded in 1937, the museum consists of two buildings standing next to each other.Over 3,000 items in 60 rooms are on permanent display at the museum...
Uganda Prisons Service suspends visits to inmates
The Uganda Prisons Service has halted routine visits to inmates by members of the public, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in its detention centres.Ms Margret Orik, the Northern Region Prisons Commander said on Thursday that the leadership of the Uganda Prisons Service made the decision to suspend the visits in a Wednesday emergency meeting.Ms Orik said that the suspension takes effect on March 20, 2020, until further notice.She said that they are promoting hand washing in all prison wards and quarters.Ms Orik also briefed the Gulu District Security Committee meeting in the office of G...
No visits allowed to prisons during movement control order
CORONAVIRUS | Visits by family members of inmates to all prisons have been postponed following the implementation of the movement control order.The Malaysian Prisons Department in a statement today said no visits are allowed throughout the order period from today until March 31.This includes the Bandar Hilir Prison Museum in Melaka, and programmes and visits by lawyers, police, embassies and non-governmental organisations.The action is to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in prisons, it said.\- Bernama
Mutual visits of Azerbaijani and Russian citizens temporarily suspended
By TrendMutual visits of Azerbaijani and Russian citizens have been temporarily suspended, Trendreports.A telephone conversation took place between Azerbaijan’s Prime Minister Ali Asadov and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Mishustin.In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, the sides agreed to temporarily suspend the mutual visits of citizens of Azerbaijan and Russia from 00:00, March 18, 2020. The decision doesn’t apply to truck drivers.Charter flights will be launched for Azerbaijani citizens, who wish to return to the country. The flight schedule will be announced later.—Foll...
Google restricts visits to curb coronavirus risk
Google on Monday began restricting visits to its offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and New York as it ramped up precautions against the deadly novel coronavirus.The added measure was enacted as word went out that Apple had joined the list of technology firms advising employees to work from home and that the prestigious TED Conference set to take place in April has been delayed to protect the health of attendees.To reduce novel coronavirus risk, "external/social visits" to some Google offices have been restricted, and all job interviews will be "virtual" instead of face-to-face for the f...
Google restricts visits to curb coronavirus risk
San Francisco (AFP) - Google on Monday began restricting visits to its offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and New York as it ramped up precautions against the deadly novel coronavirus.The added measure was enacted as word went out that Apple had joined the list of technology firms advising employees to work from home and that the prestigious TED Conference set to take place in April has been delayed to protect the health of attendees.To reduce novel coronavirus risk, "external/social visits" to some Google offices have been restricted, and all job interviews will be "virtual" instead of ...