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UAE Government held a news briefing on Tuesday where Abdul Rahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, and Dr Omar Al Hammadi, the government briefing spokesperson, gave an update on Covid-19 developments.
Abdul Rahman Al Owais said UAE health authorities continue their efforts to curb the spread of the Coronavirus. More than six million Covid-19 tests were conducted to date.
Al Owais said, “Despite a significant decline in Covid-19 cases in the past few weeks, unfortunately we see a surge in daily cases. We urge the public to adhere to precautionary measures and to avoid family and social gatherings.”
Al Owais also said, “Phase three of the clinical trial to develop a Covid-19 vaccine is progressing well.
“No side effects have been observed on volunteers who participated in the trials. We value their contribution and invite more volunteers to take part in the trials.
Preventable measures include covering the mouth when sneezing or coughing to reduce the spread of flu viruses, regular hand washing with water and soap, and sanitation, as well as cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs that cause flu.
The total number of coronavirus cases in the UAE is now 74, while 12 people have already recovered.
The ministry also announced that the total number of recovered cases of COVID-19 has reached 680 with 92 cases fully recovered.
The protocol aims to ensure the highest standards of prevention, and to implement the preventive measures recommended by health authorities in the country.
The infrastructure of the emirate has capacity to accommodate more than 150,000 cases from contacts and infected, the Department emphasized.
The operations room of Dubai Police on Friday was alerted about a man who sustained injuries in the pelvis and a fracture in the leg, after he had an accident with his motorcycle in the "Margham" desert. It was reported he was unable to move.