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UAE announces 460 new coronavirus cases, 61 recoveries and two deaths


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The UAE has conducted over 25,000 additional COVID-19 tests among UAE citizens and residents over the past few days, in line with the Ministry of Health and Prevention's plans to intensify virus screening in order to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The accelerated investigative measures resulted in the detection of 460 new coronavirus cases among various nationalities, all of whom are in a stable condition and receiving the necessary care, taking to 5,825 the total number of infections in the country, according to a MoHP statement on Thursday.

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 ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wished a speedy recovery to all patients, calling on the public to cooperate with health authorities and comply with all precautionary measures, particularly social distancing protocols, to ensure the safety and protection of the public.

The ministry also announced the full recovery of 61 new cases after receiving the necessary medical treatment, taking to 1,095 the total of those now recovered from the virus in the UAE.

On the other hand, activities of the national campaign "UAE Volunteers" have commenced, the Higher National Committee for Regulating Volunteering during Crisis announced.

The national campaign aims to support volunteering efforts at the national level and harness the expertise, skills and talents of community members and involve them in the volunteering process. "Two types of volunteering are available: field and virtual, as part of a fully integrated and sustainable portal for volunteering across the country during times of crisis," according to an announcement of the Higher Committee.

In the current phase, campaign objectives include attracting experienced and skilled medical personnel spanning these specializations: general practitioners, psychologists, nurses, retired physicians of all specialisations, students from various medical specialisations, and any individuals with a certificate in first aid or emergency response.

"The campaign also offers virtual volunteering through remote volunteer opportunities open to all, enabling each volunteer to contribute to the campaign with their own expertise and skills from the safety of their homes, through the national volunteer platform," the Higher Committee noted.


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