Monday March 30, 2020

UAE Suspends Foreign Visas Due to COVID-19

COVID-19: UAE suspends issuance of all visas

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The UAE has suspended all visas to all foreigners, with the exception of diplomatic passport holders. Pixabay

The UAE has suspended all visas to all foreigners, with the exception of diplomatic passport holders on Saturday. The suspension will be effective from March 17. This is a breaking news.

In a statement released on Saturday, the Federal Authority for Identity And Citizenship (ICA) said: “The move comes as part of the precautionary measures taken by the UAE in response to the World Health Organisation’s declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, a development which reflects the high risks now associated with travel under the current circumstances,” Gulf media reported.

The decision does not apply to those who already have their visas issued prior to the aforementioned date.

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The move comes as part of the precautionary measures taken by the UAE in response to the World Health Organisation’s declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic. Pixabay

The ICA noted that the additional precautionary decision will be valid until a mechanism for medical examination has been established in the countries of departure as part of other global measures taken for the common good of all nations of the world to curb the proliferation of the novel virus.

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“The ICA affirms that the decision stems from the UAE’s deep sense of responsibility and diligent efforts in collaboration with other countries of the world to fight the coronavirus pandemic and survive this ongoing crisis,” the statement concluded. (IANS)

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Google Decides To Cancel This Year’s “April Fool’s Prank” Amidst Coronavirus Concerns

Google usually goes all out on April 1, with numerous pranks across its many products

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Google usually goes all out on April 1, with numerous pranks across its many products. Pixabay

Google has decided to cancel this years April Fools prank out of respect for those fighting new coronavirus pandemic globally.

An internal email from Google marketing head Lorraine Twohill reportedly said that Google is playing it straight on April 1, 2020 out of respect for those fighting the coronavirus, reports Business Insider.

“We have already stopped any centralized April Fool’s efforts but realize there may be smaller projects within teams that we don’t know about.

“Make sure your teams pause on any jokes they may have planned — internally or externally,” Twohill wrote.

“Our highest goal right now is to be helpful to people, so let’s save the jokes for next April, which will undoubtedly be a whole lot brighter than this one,” Twohill added.

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Google has decided to cancel this years April Fools prank out of respect for those fighting new coronavirus pandemic globally. Pixabay

Google usually goes all out on April 1, with numerous pranks across its many products.

The search engine giant has also updated its popular Duo chat app by increasing the group video user limit from 8 to 12 people into a single group call to help more people stay connected and practice social distancing.

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The new 12-person limit compares to eight for house party, 32 for Apple’s FaceTime, 50 for Skype and Messenger, and 100 for Zoom’s free tier. (IANS)