Gillian Duncan, The National

Gillian Duncan

The National

United Arab Emirates

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Past articles by Gillian:

Covid-19 reinfection case suggests second diagnosis can be more severe

Confirmed case of a 25-year-old man from Nevada proves natural herd immunity may not be possible → Read More

Coronavirus testing and spectator ban for community sports events in Abu Dhabi

Sports Council sets out rules to allow for running, cycling and swimming events this winter → Read More

Mental health problems will be one of the most enduring effects of the pandemic, psychologists warn

Experts say many people have suffered feelings of depression, anxiety or stress due to the coronavirus outbreak → Read More

Coronavirus: Three quarters of people who tested positive for Covid-19 in the UK had no symptoms at the time, study says

Researchers at University College London call for more widespread testing to identify carriers of the virus → Read More

Ten global destinations offering the perfect climate

From the joy of spring throughout the year to regular sunshine, these locations are always set fair → Read More

Experts remove fishing hooks caught in a whale shark's fin in Abu Dhabi

The gentle giant has been swimming around the canals near Al Raha Beach for about three weeks → Read More

Coronavirus explained: The latest rule changes regarding travel to the UAE

Emiratis are no longer required to take a PCR test before they board a flight to Dubai, among other changes → Read More

UAE reappointed to the board of governors at the IAEA

The country has been a member of the organisation, which promotes the peaceful use of nuclear energy, since 1976 → Read More

Dubai updates Covid-19 rules for restaurant diners

The Dubai Municipality guidelines also gives eateries the option to use separators in place of physical distancing for tables → Read More

Coronavirus: UAE records more than 1,000 cases for third consecutive day

The new cases brings the seven-day rolling average of case numbers to 872, the highest since May 24 → Read More

Whale sharks spotted at beachside community in Abu Dhabi

Environment authorities monitoring the sharks seen swimming around Al Raha beach → Read More

UAE’s KhalifaSat captures the moment when an enormous chunk of Greenland's ice cap broke off

The 110 square kilometres chunk accounts for around two-thirds of the mass the sheet has lost in the last 20 years → Read More

UAE explained: How and why does fog form in a desert?

Certain conditions are required for it to form, such as sand or dust in the air and calm weather → Read More

Abu Dhabi health chief tells of his own fight with Covid-19

Matar Al Nuaimi was among the first people to get the virus in early February, as he oversaw frontline preparations → Read More

Parkinson's patients in UAE 'given lives back' by brain manipulation treatment

Deep brain stimulation works by implanting electrodes that deliver impulses to give sufferers relief from their symptoms → Read More

Forecasters issue warning as fog develops over parts of the UAE

Patches enveloped large areas of Abu Dhabi and Dubai → Read More

Long Covid: Recovered UAE patients tell of lingering symptoms months on

Men and women of all ages still report symptoms months after receiving the all-clear → Read More

How soon will a Covid-19 vaccine be available for use by the public?

A jab that produces antibodies to fight off the virus was approved in the UAE for emergency use → Read More

Dubai issues hundreds of fines at malls in campaign against Covid-19 offenders

Dubai Police handed out 221 fines and almost 3,300 warnings at four malls at the weekend → Read More

Sharjah private schools extend distance learning for two weeks

Pupils were initially due to return to in-person classes on September 13 but will now carry on with e-learning until September 27 → Read More