March 18, 2020 / 9:17 PM / 12 days ago

UAE suspends issuing work permits starting Thursday until further notice - WAM

CAIRO (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates suspended issuing all types of work permits starting Thursday until further notice as a precautionary measure against coronavirus spread, state news agency (WAM) reported late on Wednesday.

The decision excludes internal transportation permits and employment permits for Expo 2020, WAM added.

Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; Editing by Chris Reese

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