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GCC sets up joint operations room to coordinate coronavirus efforts

Gulf health ministers held an emergency meeting on Saturday to discuss the coronavirus outbreak

GCC sets up joint operations room to coordinate coronavirus efforts

The GCC has set up a joint operations room to coordinate efforts to tackle the spread of the Covid-19 virus, it was reported on Sunday.

Gulf health ministers held an emergency meeting on Saturday to discuss the coronavirus outbreak, according to a report by the Gulf Daily News website.

The ministers agreed to establish a joint operations room and arrange a weekly meeting of health under-secretaries to co-ordinate efforts to prevent the further spread of the virus, the report said.

On Sunday, Bloomberg reported that three of the biggest Arab economies pledged almost $47 billion in stimulus to limit the economic damage of the coronavirus outbreak, joining a global effort meant to soothe markets and salvage growth.

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