Coronavirus in UAE: State vows to provide for victims’ families

Coronavirus in UAE

An UAE government-linked foundation will cater for families who have lost a loved one to the coronavirus in UAE.

Emirates Red Crescent has also been selected to serve as patron to “all nationalities” families who have lost family members.

ERC Secretary-General Doctor Mohammed Al Falahi said it would “provide everything these families need. To overcome the ordeal of losing a loved one,” according to state news agency Wam.

Coronavirus in UAE

On Friday, Wam reported, authorities were identifying deceased patients and collecting contact numbers for relatives.

ERC had yet to clarify that welfare services. For example, would include cash aid, accommodation allowance or education fees. But promised that it would “spare no time” to provide for the individuals it was asked to provide for.

As of Friday 17 March, 35 UAE people lost their lives to the coronavirus in UAE.

Between them was Nigel Beaton, who had died last week in a Dubai government hospital.

The founder of the British activities business was the first to have friends and relatives openly listed.

He left his friend, Karen, and two young children, Fia and Isla, 3, 6, behind him.

Beaton, who was originally from Wales in his early fifties, had resided in the UAE for over 15 years and had chosen to run his own business.

With some of the biggest pop personalities, including Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, and Kanye West, he consulted on gigs.

“He’s been an incredible guy with a gold heart,” lifelong friend Daz Jamieson said Thursday to The National.

At least two more UAE citizens who died of coronavirus in UAE. Their relatives identifiedthem in recent weeks. But they were both overseas when they became ill. Ryan Storrie, 40, of Scotland, died on a trip home to Glasgow after he became ill.

Richard Coram, the Dubai radio announcer, has died in the UK after recovering from virus-related health problems.

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