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Abu Dhabi: The UAE has called on Emirati students studying abroad to return to the country within 48 hours, in coordination with UAE embassies.

According to a circular by the Ministry of Education and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, Emirati students studying abroad will have to return to the UAE within 48 hours.

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The move is part of preventive and precautionary measures to ensure the safety of Emirati students abroad, and in line with nationwide efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

Earlier in the day, the Ministry of Health and Prevention has reported 45 new coronavirus cases — the highest single-day number since the start of the outbreak — bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 198.

As part of its stringent measures, the UAE has shut down shopping malls, commercial centres, and fish, meat and vegetable markets, to keep the virus at bay.