Passengers have their travel documents checked before departure at Dubai International Airport. AFP
The UAE Health Ministry announced 283 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases to in the country to 2359.
The UAE health ministry also announced the death of an Asian with complications from coronavirus, bringing the number of deaths in the country to 12.
The ministry said 19 cases recovered from the disease. The total number of recovered cases jumped to 186 in the country.
Dr. Farida Al Hosani, official spokesperson of the UAE health sector, indicated that ''our health system, with investigations and continuous follow-up on a large scale, enabled health authorities to monitor new cases."
She added that monitoring and tracing represent a significant aspect of the UAE ‘s efforts to combat COVID-19, with medical teams able to rapidly detect the spread of the virus.
The UAE does not consider this increase in cases to be a concerning development, as the country has intensified its medical examination campaign and enlarged the scope of testing among UAE citizens and residents, she added.
Dr. Al Hosani stressed that the UAE is committed to prioritizing the needs of citizens and residents of the UAE.
She also directed a message to the public concerning celebrations of "Hag Al Laila," stating, "It is a social occasion and our community is used to celebrating it, but in the present circumstances, we must reconsider."
"For the sake of everyone’s health and safety, we must avoid celebrations, family gatherings, children’s visits to neighbours, and spending time in the streets. We must refrain from distributing and sharing sweets with others," she concluded.
DoH urged the public to rely only on official sources when dealing with all news related to the novel virus.
The ministry also announced that the total number of recovered cases of COVID-19 has reached 680 with 92 cases fully recovered.
Dubai's large Global Village shopping and entertainment market, which runs from November to March each year, said it was closing early.
The Sharjah Social Services Department (SSSD) is continuing to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to senior Emiratis, people of determination, people of mental illnesses and their families across the Emirate of Sharjah as part of its campaign aimed at reaching the groups most in need of the vaccine.
In line with the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s plan to get frontline health workers vaccinated against the coronavirus, Dubai Autism Center’s employees have taken the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on Tuesday announced it has suspended some non-urgent elective dental services and reduced the number of dental clinics across DHA facilities in the emirate as a precautionary measure to protect patients and healthcare personnel from COVID-19 and prevent its spread.