Delhi, April 26: Burj Khalifa in Dubai illuminated with the Indian tricolor in solidarity with the country amid the massive increase in Covid-19 cases. Landmark buildings in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Adnoc headquarters in Abu Dhabi were lit up with the Indian flag.

“Stay Strong India,” is the message that was displayed on the buildings. On Twitter, India In UAE shared a video of the landmark buildings (Burj Khalifa) and captioned the post, saying, “As #India battles the gruesome war against #Covid19, its friend #UAE sends its best wishes. @BurjKhalifa in #Dubai lits up to showcase its support.”

Pavan Kapoor, the Ambassador of India to the UAE said on Twitter: “India appreciates the UAE’s strong support to its close friend in difficult times.”

India’s coronavirus cases and deaths hit a new record with 3.49 lakh fresh infections on Sunday, taking the caseload to 1.69 crores with 2,767 new deaths. Hospitals in the country are overwhelmed and SOS messages have flooded social media for oxygen and hospital beds.

 


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The UAE has banned travel from India for 10 days from Sunday due to the worsening COVID-19 situation in the country. However, departure flights will continue to operate and the ban will not extend to UAE citizens, diplomatic passport holders, and official delegations, according to a report.

Several other countries which have restricted travel to and from India include the UK, France, Germany, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Oman, and Pakistan.