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In a statement today, the GCAA said only passenger flights carrying UAE residents and visitors wishing to return back to their respective home countries have been temporarily allowed after ensuring all relevant precautionary measures required by the Ministry of Health and Prevention have been taken.
The UAE Health Ministry announced 210 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 1024. The new cases identified are in a stable condition and receiving treatment.
The ministry also announced that 35 cases fully recovered from the virus, after receiving treatment, bringing the total recovered cases to 96.
Dr Farida Al Hosani, UAE Health Sector’s spokesperson said we are proud to announce the launch of the biggest laboratory, built outside China, for detection and diagnosis of COVID-19 in the United Arab Emirates.
In addition, the public will be able to call a toll-free number 800-WEQAYA to answer their questions and to seek advice on coronavirus preventive measures and health guidelines.
Dr. Al Hosani announced the launch of “Weqaya” a digital platform that focuses on addressing health issues, enhancing public awareness, and offering latest information on coronavirus.
'The UAE has decided to renew, from today and for a renewable period of two weeks, the suspension of entry of all foreign nationals holding valid UAE residence visa, in a bid to contain the spread the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure their safety.
The total number of recovered cases of Coronavirus has reached 2,181 with 91 cases fully recovered on Tuesday after receiving treatment.
The ministry also revealed the death of two patients suffering from COVID-19. The deceased are Asian nationals and had pre-existing chronic illnesses. The total number of deaths has now reached 35.
'The UAE is a model country in terms of humanitarian assistance. While itself dealing with the pandemic, the UAE has pursued the path of helping other countries, as this is the only way to effectively deal with the contagion.'
The number of cured cases increased in the country to 21,061, after the recovery of 724 new cases.
The lockdown is now largely being enforced in high-risk areas while authorities have partially restored train services and domestic flights and allowed shops and manufacturing to reopen.
The shelters boast of an innovative design that had been endorsed by Sheikh Mohammed. It is the first batch under a plan for constructing 1,550 shelters for waiting bus riders set to be constructed over 3-4 years.