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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 volunteers.ae," the Higher Committee noted.
The UAE government in May finalised a series of meetings on a post COVID-19 strategy for the country, that will see a review of current ministerial and government structures, and focus on a two-phase recovery plan.
The total number of recovered cases of Coronavirus has reached 2,181 with 91 cases fully recovered on Tuesday after receiving treatment.
'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.
“In the first half of this year, RTA received 5,724 emergency reports through the Call Centre and (Madinati) through RTA DUBAI app. The instant response and sign-off rate clocked 99%, which reflects the mutual response between the community and RTA and the public’s keenness to protect the appearance of the emirate.
The Abu Dhabi Court for Family and Civil and Administrative Cases obligated a man to pay a lawyer’s office Dhs380,000, including Dhs360,000 as fees, in return for filing a lawsuit for a discharge of a Dhs2,500,000 cheque, besides Dhs20,000 in compensation for the damage the office incurred as a result of procrastination.
The Dubai Misdemeanours and Violations Court convicted an Asian investor who smuggled 213,000 cans of unauthorised energy drinks from the customs office in Jebel Ali, and sentenced him to one year in jail to be followed by deportation after serving his jail term.