UAE announces 491 new virus cases, 815 recoveries - GulfToday

UAE announces 491 new virus cases, 815 recoveries


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The Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Saturday that it conducted over 40,000 additional COVID-19 tests.

In a statement, 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.

As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP detected 491 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases in the UAE to 41,990.

According to the Ministry, the infected individuals are from various nationalities, are in a stable condition, and are receiving the necessary care.


MoHAP also announced one death as a result of COVID-19 complications. The total number of deaths in the country has reached 288, it added.

The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wished current COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery.

MoHAP also noted an additional 815 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 26,761.

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, ADDED, has implemented a campaign titled ‘We All Volunteer’, led by the department’s senior management as well as to increase awareness among owners of shopping malls, shops and commercial facilities regarding the importance of abiding by the rules and regulations pertaining to their commercial operations, in line with the precautionary measures to curb the spread of novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

The campaign, which was organised by ADDED’s control and inspection teams, witnessed the participation of Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of ADDED and Rashed Abdul Karim Al Balooshi, Undersecretary of ADDED, along with the Department’s Executive Directors, and the Director Generals of Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development (ADCED) and Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED).

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