BREAKING NEWS | Saudis Told To Stay Home As Bahrain Reports Gulf’s First Coronavirus Death

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA - Bahrain reported the Arab Gulf’s first death from the coronavirus on Monday and Saudi Arabia urged its citizens to stay at home, as the region broadened measures to shield populations and economies from the outbreak. Qatar, where most of the population is made up of expatriates, reported 38 new cases … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudis Told To Stay Home As Bahrain Reports Gulf’s First Coronavirus Death

NEWS | UAE Cancels Events, Flights Due To Coronavirus As Central Bank Announces Fiscal Plan

DUBAI| RIYADH – The United Arab Emirates said on Saturday it was shutting major tourism and cultural venues, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum and the Ferrari World theme park, from March 15-31, as Gulf states stepped up measures against coronavirus. The UAE central bank also announced a 100 billion (AED) ($27 billion) economic plan … Continue reading NEWS | UAE Cancels Events, Flights Due To Coronavirus As Central Bank Announces Fiscal Plan

SPORTS | Motor Racing: Formula One To Call Off Bahrain And Vietnamese Gps – Sources

LONDON – Formula One will call off the Bahrain and Vietnamese Grand Prix after the cancellation of Sunday’s Australian season-opener due to the coronavirus outbreak, multiple F1 sources told Reuters on Friday. Bahrain’s March 22 race, the second on the calendar, was already scheduled to be run without spectators under floodlights at the Sakhir circuit. … Continue reading SPORTS | Motor Racing: Formula One To Call Off Bahrain And Vietnamese Gps – Sources

TRAVEL ALERT | Saudi Arabia Sets 72-Hour Deadline To Return To Kingdom Amid Coronavirus Fears

RIYADH  - The Saudi government has given nationals who wish to return to the Kingdom three days to make their journey from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, Saudi Arabia’s consulates announced on Tuesday. Nationals can take Saudi flights from Dubai airport during the next three days. Alternatively, Saudis can enter through Al-Batha border checkpoint … Continue reading TRAVEL ALERT | Saudi Arabia Sets 72-Hour Deadline To Return To Kingdom Amid Coronavirus Fears

SPORTS | Bahrain’s Formula Race ‘Participants Only’ Due To Virus

DUBAI | UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Bahrain on Sunday said its Formula One race this month will only allow ‘participants only’ over fears about the new coronavirus. Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad’s announcement was carried by the state-run Bahrain News Agency. The crown prince said the decision was ‘to preserve the safety of citizens, … Continue reading SPORTS | Bahrain’s Formula Race ‘Participants Only’ Due To Virus

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Gulf States Report New Rise In Coronavirus Cases

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The number of coronavirus cases in the United Arab Emirates has risen to 45 from 30, the Healthy Ministry said on Saturday, as other countries in the Gulf region also reported new infections. Kuwait recorded three new cases of the coronavirus, bringing its infections tally to 61, while Qatar reported … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Gulf States Report New Rise In Coronavirus Cases