UAE conducts 43,551 COVID-19 tests, reports 449 new cases, a death
29 Jun 2020
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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
UAE Government spokesperson Dr Amna Al Shamsi announced new coronavirus cases on Monday.
Dr Amna Al Shamsi said, “As UAE Government continues to increase Covid-19 tests, additional 43,551 tests were performed today, revealing 449 new cases and bringing the total number of cases to 48,246. The new cases identified are undergoing treatment.”
Dr Al Shamsi also said, “We regret to announce that one person who tested positive for COVID-19 died due to complications. This brings the total death toll to 314. Our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased.”
The total number of recovered cases of Coronavirus has reached 37,076 with 665 cases recovered on Monday after receiving treatment.
Since the beginning of June, UAE has had a daily recovery average of 660 cases. With 77% of cases recovered, the currently infected cases who are still undergoing treatment are 10,856 as of Monday.
UAE residents with valid residency visa permits who are currently out of the country must undergo a COVID19 test and receive a negative result at least 72 hours before returning to the Emirates under new rules announced by the UAE government.
The regulations, which come into effect from July 1st mean travellers are not permitted to board a plane bound for the UAE without first getting confirmation that they are free of COVID19.
The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) announced the new rules as part of ongoing efforts to tackle the COVID19 pandemic and support the UAE’s strategy of gradually easing travel restrictions.
As part of the new regulations, the UAE government has issued a list of preconditions that need to be followed ahead of the approved return of foreign nationals with valid residence permits to the UAE.