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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, on Thursday said it carried out over 68,964 additional COVID-19 tests in the country over the last 24 hours, using the latest testing methods.
The Ministry said in a statement that the intense testing drive uncovered 277 new cases of various nationalities, who are all in a stable condition and receiving the necessary medical treatment. This brings the total number of official cases recorded in the UAE to 63,489.
It also announced the recovery of an additional 179 individuals from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 57,372.
MoHAP said no new deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.
MoHAP also announced the death of three patients as a result of COVID-19 complications. The total number of deaths in the country has reached 375, it added.
All residents are advised to conduct a CIVID-19 PCR test before flying to the UAE.
Dubai's large Global Village shopping and entertainment market, which runs from November to March each year, said it was closing early.
Over 100 firefighting and rescue units are searching through tonnes of rubble for survivors.
Even prior to becoming a part of the United Arab Emirates in 1971, Dubai always attracted expatriates from the Indian subcontinent. Not just skilled people but also non-skilled persons or businessmen from different parts of the sub-continent came here. The father of Praful P Dhakan, a 53-year-old Indian, was among those who reached Dubai on a ship after spending 5 days in the sea. Praful P Dhakan was born in 1969 in Dubai.
The body of the 75-year-old the British-born US technology entrepreneur was discovered at around 7:00pm on Wednesday in his cell in the Brians 2 penitentiary near Barcelona in what a prison service spokeswoman said was a death "apparently from suicide."