A man passes through a disinfection tunnel in Dubai. AFP
The Ministry announced that three people of different nationalities who tested positive for COVID-19 died due to complications. This brings the total death toll to 244.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention expressed sincere condolences to the families of the deceased.
The total number of recovered cases of Coronavirus has reached 14,495 with 697 cases fully recovered on Friday after receiving treatment.
The UAE Government announced that its regular media briefing on the latest COVID-19 developments and the country's ongoing preventive measures to contain the spread of the virus will resume from Monday, May 25, at 9:30 PM.
The media briefing will be broadcast on local TV channels and government social media accounts @UAEGov on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday.
Senior government officials and spokespersons in various sectors will give updates on the latest COVID-19 related cases and developments as well as efforts and initiatives being taken by the UAE to fight the virus.
The media briefing will be transmitted in several languages including Arabic, English and Malay at 10:15 PM. It will be aired on Radio 1 Abu Dhabi (frequency 100.50), Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman
(frequency 104.10), on Radio 2 (frequency 106 and 99.30), Indian Radio Mirchi FM on the following frequencies: Abu Dhabi (97.30), Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman (88.80) and Al Ain (95.60).
The ministry also announced that the total number of recovered cases of COVID-19 has reached 680 with 92 cases fully recovered.
The Ministry announced the death of 6 people of different nationalities who were infected with the virus, and as a result of complications associated with other diseases.
The Ministry also announced the full recovery of 93 new cases after receiving the necessary treatment, taking to 1,188 the total of those now recovered from the virus in the UAE.
The UAE government announced that 170 people had recovered from COVID-19 after receiving the necessary care, bringing the total number of recoveries to 588. Following additional testing of over 20,000 people in the past few days, 376 individuals were confirmed positive, bringing the total number of cases to 3,736.
The group were travelling through Badakshan province to assist security forces in the area, officials said. A local commander was among the fatalities, provincial governor's spokesman Sanaullah Rohani told the media.
The lockdown is now largely being enforced in high-risk areas while authorities have partially restored train services and domestic flights and allowed shops and manufacturing to reopen.
Sharjah Police once again has come to the rescue of residents who were stranded on a highway when their vehicle had a flat tyre.
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