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The UAE Health Ministry on Friday announced that it had conducted an additional 50,000 Covid-19 tests and revealed 994 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases to 27,892.
The ministry announced that four people of different nationalities who tested positive for COVID-19 died due to complications.
This brings the total death toll to 241.
The total number of recovered cases of Coronavirus (Covid-19) has reached 13,798 with 1,043 cases fully recovered on Friday after receiving treatment.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention expressed sincere condolences to the families of the deceased.
The new cases identified are undergoing treatment.
The United Arab Emirates today hosted the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Virtual Meeting of the Committee of Senior Officials and Dialogue Partners on COVID-19: Responses, Cooperation, and Partnerships. The meeting was held to unify regional efforts to address the risks of the COVID-19 pandemic and reduce its socioeconomic impacts on Indian Ocean Rim countries.
The meeting was chaired by Assistant Minister for Economic and Trade Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Abdulnasser Alshaali.
The Assistant Minister underlined the importance of cooperation between IORA Member States and Dialogue Partners to mitigate the effects of the pandemic in the region and highlighted the vital need to ensure that IORA is utilized as a platform to enhance dialogue and the exchange of information in combating the spread of the virus.
The Ministry also announced on Sunday that the total number of recovered cases of Coronavirus has reached 4,804 with full recovery of 509 more patients.
The Ministry affirmed its aim to expand the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
Sharjah residents joined the chorus of praise for UAE health workers and obeyed government orders to stay at home.
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