VIDEO: 283 more coronavirus cases in UAE, infection tops over 2350 - GulfToday

VIDEO: 283 more coronavirus cases in UAE, infection tops over 2350


Passengers have their travel documents checked before departure at Dubai International Airport. AFP

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

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."


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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.

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