UAE conducts 44,000 COVID-19 tests, reports 624 new cases, 1 death - GulfToday

UAE conducts 44,000 COVID-19 tests, reports 624 new cases, 1 death


A health worker treats a patient in Abu Dhabi. WAM

The UAE Health Ministry conducted additional 44,000 Covid-19 tests, which revealed 624 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 37,642.

The ministry said that one person who tested positive for COVID-19 died due to complications. This brings the total death toll to 274.

The total number of recovered cases of Coronavirus (Covid-19) has reached 20,337 with 765 cases fully recovered on Friday after receiving treatment.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention expressed sincere condolences to the family of the deceased.


On the other hand, the Spokesperson of Emergency and Crisis Prosecution has announced that as part of the country's efforts to combat COVID-19, contain its spread, and ensure the adherence of UAE citizens and residents to instructions issued by the competent authorities, a number of people from different nationalities have been caught in violation of official guidelines.

He indicated that the violations committed included failure to comply with quarantine facilities' measures, leaving home during curfew, not adhering to quarantine instructions and violating compulsory hospitalisation, violating prohibitions and restrictions on assemblies and gatherings in public places, farms and estates, and non-compliance with quarantine instructions in private establishments.

He added that legal action has been taken and charges filed against them, adding that fines for these violations range from Dhs3,000 to Dhs50,000, depending on the nature of the violation.

The Public Prosecution has called upon the public to adhere to precautionary and preventative measures, laws, regulations, and decisions issued by government authorities and said that ''violators will be subject to legal action."

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