DUBAI | Hamdan Bin Mohammed Chairs Remote Meeting Of Supreme Committee Of Crisis And Disaster

Dubai – Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management Sunday held a remote meeting chaired by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, to review the latest outcomes and progress of efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the emirate.

The remote meeting of the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management was also attended by Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Committee.

Sheikh Hamdan praised the efforts of researchers who developed the genome sequence of the COVID-19 virus at the Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Science (MBRU). He commended the growing research efforts in the UAE to address critical health and medical issue affecting the world.

The Crown Prince also expressed his deep appreciation for the efforts of the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) for their role in coordinating the comprehensive measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic based on the directives of the leadership and the recommendation of global bodies.

He noted that despite the challenges faced by then, the entire community  in the UAE including citizens and residents have risen to occasion and fulfilled their responsibilities in supporting preventive measures. He had high words of praise for the extraordinary role played by frontline workers, including doctors and medical workers. He expressed his deep gratitude for the sacrifices they have made in ensuring high standards of care and treatment for those afflicted by the virus and their efforts to safeguard the health and safety of the community.

During the meeting, Sheikh Hamdan reviewed the progress achieved in combating the virus and the latest outcomes of comprehensive measures undertaken to counter the spread of the pandemic by different entities including the covid-19 Command and Control Centre, Dubai Police, Dubai Civil Defense, Dubai Ambulance, Dubai Municipality, Roads and Transport Authority and Watani Al Emarat Foundation.

The Crown Prince commended frontline teams for the positive results achieved as a result of executing a well-planned mitigation strategy and robust preventive measures to curb the spread of the virus under the supervision of the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management. He particularly noted the role played by organisations at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19 in the reduction of positive cases to zero in the areas of Naif and Al Ras. He said stakeholders have played a credible job in achieving this result.


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