A combo image shows a nurse nurturing a patient in a hospital ward.
A nurse who has been treating a coronavirus patient said, “Our role is much greater than providing health care to our patients, we are their family and friends…”
In a viral video, one of the nurses is trying to raise the morale of a patient frustrated by not recovering from the new coronavirus after more than a month passed.
The video was shared on various social media platforms.
The plight highlights the mental stability of frontliners, especially doctors and nurses, who are keeping us safe.
The UAE government has announced that the number of COVID-19 tests has broken the two million mark, reaching 2,044,493 screenings as part of the national plan to intensify coronavirus detection.
Speaking at the UAE’s regular media briefing on Monday, Dr Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammad Bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, attributed the success in conducting such a large number of tests to the tireless efforts of dedicated medical teams.
“We are adopting a proactive approach to stem the virus’ spread in the country. We are now at a critical juncture that requires individual responsibility; we all must honour our responsibility to society and stand alongside our first line of defence and our leadership to survive the crisis,” he continued.
For her part, Dr Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, official spokesperson for the UAE Government, said an additional 41,202 tests have been conducted using state-of-the-art medical testing methods.
“As part of its intensified testing campaign, the Ministry of Health and Prevention detected 822 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases in the UAE to 30,307.
She announced three deaths due to COVID-19 complications, taking the total number of deaths to 248.
Al Shamsi expressed her sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wished current COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery.
She also noted an additional 601 individuals have fully recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 15,657. “A total of 14,402 patients from different nationalities are currently receiving the necessary treatment,” she added.
“Eid Al Fitr comes amid unusual circumstances this year that require full compliance with the precautionary measures taken at the national level to curb the pandemic, including physical distancing norms to ensure our safety and the protection of all around us. Eid Al Fitr this year is completely different; all families have to stay home and steer clear of harm by avoiding gatherings and physical visits. Doctors have to report physically to their hospitals and attend to their patients; volunteers have to be in the field, forging ahead with their successful efforts and exemplary dedication,” she continued.
“It is a different occasion for those under quarantine who have to stay away from their loved ones; it is a different occasion for paramedics, nurses, and disinfection squads, as well as all those belonging to our first line of defence. We stand by them all and pray to Allah Almighty that we all can weather this crisis and gather together again with our families and loved ones very soon.”
The Dubai Police have installed a sterilisation gate in Naif area to secure a safe exit and entry for the residents living there, according to Brig. Gen. Tariq Mohammad Noor Tahlak, Director of the Naif Police Station.
Students in the UAE enrolled in mainstream schools are studying at home since the authorities have barred them from attending their classes in line with safety measures against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) since last month. This happened with over a dozen academic institutes exclusively catering for the students of determination (special needs) in Dubai.
As part of intensified efforts to combat the coronavirus, the Dubai Health Authority today announced that it has opened a drive-through COVID-19 testing centre at the Al Nasr Club for the general public.
Dubai Investments Park [DIP], the unique integrated commercial, industrial & residential community in the Middle East, wholly-owned by Dubai Investments PJSC, initiated a disinfection drive across all common areas in Dubai Investments Park zones, supplementing Dubai Municipality sterilization drive, implemented as part of the precautionary measures against the coronavirus (COVID-19).
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, praised the efforts of the UAE’s frontline workers after zero coronavirus deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
The president’s comments were made as the US continues to flounder in its fight against Covid-19. A total of 67,417 new cases were reported on Tuesday, the country's highest single-day jump in cases since the pandemic began.
An Indian school principal in Ajman became the latest winner of $1 million in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise draw held on Wednesday in Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport.