VIDEO: UAE reports 412 new coronavirus cases, conducts 32,00 tests in 24 hours - GulfToday

VIDEO: UAE reports 412 new coronavirus cases, conducts 32,00 tests in 24 hours


A first responder wearing a protective suit arrives to take a patient in the Al Quoz industrial district of Dubai on Tuesday. Reuters

The UAE Health Ministry announced it performed more than 32,000 COVID-19 tests, which revealed 412 new cases bringing the total number of cases to 4,933.

The new cases identified are in a stable condition and receiving treatment.

The ministry also announced the total number of recovered cases of coronavirus has reached 933 with 81 cases fully recovered today after receiving treatment.

The ministry also expressed its sincere condolences to the families of three Asian expats who tested positive for COVID-19 and died due to complications. This brings the number of deaths to 28.

The UAE extended the sterilisation programme to protect the health and safety of the community.

ENOC Link, the Group’s fuel delivery digital venture, extended its support to Dubai Municipality’s national disinfection drive to curb the COVID-19 outbreak by dedicating mobile fueling trucks to provide free petrol and diesel fuel to all the vehicles and equipment used in the campaign across all locations in Dubai.

Sharjah Police patrols also checked vehicles during the no-movement period.

In an effort to facilitate safer, quicker screening of suspected COVID-19 cases in Abu Dhabi, Mubadala Healthcare provider Healthpoint expanded its last month opened onsite drive-thru testing centre, to cater for screening up to 375 individuals per day.

To ensure a seamless and efficient process, Healthpoint initiated the screening for its own employees and their families on 20 March, before extending it to the general public, and is now adding lanes to accommodate more cars.

Senior Vice President of Mubadala Healthcare, Hasan Jasem Al Nowais, says: "The Healthpoint drive-thru centre and the screening tent erected outside Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi are initiatives Mubadala Healthcare implemented to support the government in containing COVID-19 by identifying and isolating positive cases in the most efficient and low-risk way possible.

"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-thru centres across the UAE to test for COVID-19, and we believe it is our duty to support them in this. We are also exploring the possibility of opening more drive-thru testing centres outside our other facilities in line with national efforts to increase access to testing and mitigate the impact of the outbreak on our society and economy."

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