Coronavirus: Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi thanks frontline workers tackling Covid-19 outbreak

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed said he was lucky to have such support “in the midst of the toughest times"

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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed thanked the people leading the UAE’s fight against the spread of Covid-19, and said he was lucky to have their support “in the midst of the toughest times”.

In a video call, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces asked leaders of various organisations and governmental agencies if they needed help.

Among them was Dr Farida Al Hosani, a spokeswoman for the government's health sector, who updates the public on in a televised briefing every two days.

“The questions that arise today is, is there any request from your side to us? Is there any request that we can help and be there with you in managing this battle?," Sheikh Mohamed said.

One replied by saying Sheikh Mohamed’s support and directives was all they required.

“We want you to take care of your health and be safe. You are the top of the pyramid who is leading us forward," they said.

The Crown Prince thanked his team for everything they had achieved so far.

"I want to congratulate you for your efforts... and personally say that I’m very lucky to have people like you who are standing firmly in the midst of the toughest times." said Sheikh Mohamed.

He said his main concern was for the UAE’s senior citizens, “our fathers and mothers”.

“We don’t want to lose any of them,” he said.

“Praise be to Allah, I’m fine and my mother is fine too and everyone with her is fine," said Sheikh Mohamed.

On Saturday, the UAE announced 376 new cases of Covid-19, 170 recoveries and four deaths.

In total, there were 3,736 confirmed cases, 588 recoveries and 20 deaths as of Sunday morning.

Global cases of the new coronavirus have now topped 1.77 million, with almost 109,000 deaths.