International

Kenya cordons off capital, virus-hit cities for 21 days

Sharjah24 – AFP: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday imposed a three-week ban on movement in and out of four main coronavirus "infected areas", including the capital Nairobi, ahead of the usually busy Easter weekend.

Environment

March 2020 among hottest on record: EU

Sharjah24 – AFP: Temperatures last month were among the hottest on record for March, the European Union's satellite monitoring service said Monday, with particularly extreme warm weather over Russia, home to much of Earth's permafrost.

Automotive

Uber connects out-of-work U.S. ride to delivery, production jobs

Sharjah24 – Reuters: Uber Technologies Inc said on Monday its app will list job openings in the delivery, food production and grocery industry that can be accessed by its U.S. drivers who have been hit by a slump in ride-hailing demand due to the coronavirus.

Universities

Khalifa University responds to COVID-19 with emergency ventilator

Sharjah24 – WAM: Researchers at Khalifa University’s Healthcare Engineering Innovation Centre (HEIC) are stepping up to serve the UAE’s project to develop emergency ventilators. The researchers have developed a working prototype and are now engineering the production plant to be able to produce the ventilators at scale to meet rising local and global demands, said a press release issued by Khalifa University on Monday.

UAE

Cabinet approves Emirates Health Services Establishment BoD

Sharjah24 – WAM: The Cabinet chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has approved a decision to form the Board of Directors (BoD) of the Emirates Health Services Establishment, headed by Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention.

Arabic

Rockets land near oil district in southern Iraq; no casualties

Sharjah24 – Reuters: Rockets landed near a district in Iraq that houses workers for foreign oil companies on Monday, including U.S. oil service company Halliburton, but caused no damage or casualties, oil and police sources said.