The National's Daily Update - March 2, 2020

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Coronavirus deaths have now surpassed 3,000 globally. The Louvre in France closed to visitors on March 1 and China sees a significant rise in the country's air quality all due to restrictions related to COVID-19. If you want to stay up to date with the coronavirus, we have a live blog.

Turkey shot down two Syrian jets over Idlib in northwestern Syria. As a result the Syrian government has shutdown its airspace. For ongoing coverage visit
In Dubai a new project has begun to document and preserve landmarks that were built during the city's boom in the 1970s and 80s.

Cody Combs tells us all about what's trending, including #ElClasico and #ThankYouPete. Farah Andrews gives us some great options of things to do today across the UAE.


Company name: Klipit

Started: 2022

Founders: Venkat Reddy, Mohammed Al Bulooki, Bilal Merchant, Asif Ahmed, Ovais Merchant

Based: Dubai, UAE

Industry: Digital receipts, finance, blockchain

Funding: $4 million

Investors: Privately/self-funded


Director: Sudha Kongara Prasad

Starring: Akshay Kumar, Radhika Madan, Paresh Rawal

Rating: 2/5