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Gulf Today Report
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Sunday that it had monitored 102 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), which were detected by examining contacts of those previously announced infected.
They reportedly did not adhere to preventive measures and physical distance, in addition to cases that came from outside the country.
This has brought the total number of cases to 570 so far.
The new cases include one from New Zealand, Slovakia, Morocco, Greece, China, France, Germany, Algeria, Iraq, Colombia, Venezuela, Poland, two from Brazil, Sweden, Australia, Ethiopia, Canada, Lebanon, Sudan, Saudi Arabia and Portugal, three from Italy and Ireland, six from Egypt, seven from the UAE and Philippines, sixteen from Britain and 30 people from India. All cases are stable and subject to the necessary health care.
The Ministry also announced that a 47-year-old Arab woman died due to the coronavirus "Covid-19."
She was reportedly suffering from several chronic diseases, which led to complications that led to the death.
The Ministry expressed its regret and sincere condolences to the family of the deceased, wishing a speedy recovery for all the infected.
The Ministry further announced the recovery of 3 new cases of persons infected with the coronavirus (Covid-19) and a complete recovery from symptoms of the disease after receiving the necessary health care since entering hospital.
It was said that the cases of recovered are one person from the Philippines and two people from India, thus bringing the total number of recovered cases to 58.
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.
Meanwhile, the Dubai Police, in co-operation with the Community Development Authority (CDA), launched ‘Secure Together,’ a community-centered service that offers rapid response to requests for assistance from the elderly across Dubai.
The Dubai Media Office accompanies Dubai Police as it patrols the streets of Dubai to ensure public compliance with movement restriction during the National Disinfection Programme.
DoH urged the public to rely only on official sources when dealing with all news related to the novel virus.
The UAE health ministry also announced the death of an Asian with complications from coronavirus, bringing the number of deaths in the country to 11.
Dr Omar Al Hammadi, official spokesman for the UAE Government, said, “Since the beginning of August, we have witnessed an increase of about 10 per cent in infections, which was reflected in the increase in the percentage of active cases that are still receiving treatment during the past two weeks, from 9.5 per cent to 12 per cent.
He said that the Emirati national history is full of achievements, experiences, and successful stories that can enrich students' knowledge, provide them with moral lessons, positive values, skills and wisdom.
Ukraine's infrastructure ministry said on Saturday that 16 ships carrying 450,000 tonnes of agriculture products had departed from Ukrainian sea ports since early August under the deal which ensured safe passage for vessels.
The system allows people to obtain a tourist visa, valid for a period of 12 months, upon arrival at one of the Saudi airports without the need for prior application, and the visa holders will be allowed to visit the cities and regions all over the Kingdom.