March 14, 2020 / 3:49 PM / 18 days ago

UAE announces 100 billion dirham economic plan to contain coronavirus

RIYADH (Reuters) - The central bank of the United Arab Emirates announced on Saturday a 100 billion dirham ($27 billion) economic plan aimed at containing impact of coronavirus outbreak, which has infected 85 people so far in the Gulf Arab state.

The central bank said in a statement it had also issued new regulations and directives to support companies and retail customers affected by the outbreak.

Reporting by Stephen Kalin; Editing by Edmund Blair

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