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UAE, Israeli Companies Cooperate in Virus Fight

UAE, Israeli Companies Cooperate in Virus Fight

Friday, 26 June, 2020 - 08:30
A sterilization chamber in Dubai. AFP file photo
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Two private companies in the UAE have signed an agreement with two firms in Israel to develop research and technology to fight the coronavirus, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported Thursday.

The move came "in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessity of strengthening international cooperation and pursuing coordinated efforts in the fields of research, development, and technology in service of humanity,” said WAM.

“This scientific and medical agreement forms part of constructive cooperation aimed at addressing the COVID-19 pandemic to safeguard the health of the region’s peoples,” said the agency.

As a result of the virus' spread across the globe, “it is imperative to place the protection of humanity at the forefront of global action to overcome this unprecedented crisis,” it added.

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