VIDEO: Mohamed issues directive to launch drive-through 'COVID-19' test centres all over UAE - GulfToday

VIDEO: Mohamed issues directive to launch drive-through 'COVID-19' test centres all over UAE


A health worker stands at a mobile screening station to detect coronavirus in Abu Dhabi. WAM

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has instructed the Department of Health — Abu Dhabi to set up drive-through centres across the UAE to test for Coronavirus "COVID-19," following the launch of the first such centre in Abu Dhabi.

Over the next 10 days, test centres will open in Dubai, Sharjah (which will also serve Ajman and Umm al Qaiwain), Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Al Ain and Al Dhafra, to provide fast-paced tests for citizens and residents across the UAE using the latest medical technology.

Further information regarding the contact details of the new centres and appointment procedures will be announced ahead of the opening.

The expansion reflects the leadership’s commitment to providing all citizens and residents with the facilities needed to combat COVID-19 and curb its spread.

ADCP-Covid A medical official tests Sheikh Mohamed at the COVID-19 Test Centre set up by SEHA.

The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), in collaboration with the Department of Health Abu Dhabi, launched the first drive-through test center at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

It is the first of its kind in the UAE and the fifth internationally, and offers a five-minute, in-vehicle test for Covid-19.

The Health Ministry announced that it had carried out more than 220,000 laboratory tests across the UAE for coronavirus, COVID-19. This makes the UAE's testing coverage at over 22,900 test per million people; the second highest test density in the world.

The tests have been conducted in collaboration with various authorities in the country, as part of the government’s efforts to ensure the safety and wellbeing of citizens and residents and to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The recent figures are a testimony to the efficiency of the national health system and the country’s readiness to tackle the virus.

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