By Gavin Gibbon
Dubai Ruler insists 'our county will be ready and we will recover very soon'
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has invited local, regional and international experts to develop a strategy for life after coronavirus in the UAE.
Sheikh Mohammed called on ministers, undersecretaries, members of the executive councils and experts to collaborate to produce the strategy and establish short-term and long-term policies to reactivate the economic activities in the country.
He ordered that an emergency plan be developed to increase the productivity and competitiveness of the medical industries sector as part of preparation for the post-Covid-19 era in the country.
He said: "A whole new world is waiting for us and this new world needs new tools and new priorities. Our country will be ready and we will recover very soon.”
His comments came during a video conference meeting of the UAE cabinet, which was attended by Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
Sheikh Mohammed added: "Our national priorities need to be reviewed to cope with the post-Covid-19 world. Our financial and human resources need to be redirected to strengthen our medical, food and economic security through new programmes and project. Preparing for the post-Covid-19 is preparing for a new future that no one predicted a few months ago.
"New teams are required to work faster, more thoroughly and more responsively to the fast-changing daily developments."