Adhering to COVID-19 precautionary measures a national responsibility, says Dr Farida Al Hosani.
"There is a pressing need to continue promoting awareness about the healthy practices related to preventing the spread of COVID-19," Al Hosani told WAM.
She attributed the increase in the number of cases during the past two days to some people’s disregard for important preventive measures such as wearing facemasks, social distancing and engaging in social activities such as family gatherings and handshaking.
"It has been noticed that the 20 to 40 age group is the most affected due to the wrong perception that their youth will protect them for being infected," she added.
The UAE has authorised the emergency use of Sotrovimab, a monoclonal antibody, for the treatment of patients aged 12 years or older with mild to moderate COVID-19 disease who are at risk of progression to hospitalisation or death.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevntion also noted that an additional 2,026 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 389,304.
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.
The health ministry also reported 3,658 recoveries and 5 deaths due to COVID-19 complications. The ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and prayed to Almighty Allah for the speedy recovery of the infected cases.
The murder of 25-year-old computer science student Al Walid Al Gharbi took place last Monday inside a house in Building No. 300 on Hansberry St, Philadelphia, when they found the young man with a stab wound in the neck in the bathroom on the third floor.
“The deliberate shelling of active civilian medical facilities and the targeted killing of civilians are grave war crimes of the Kyiv regime and its Western masters,” the Russian foreign ministry said.
The typing centres affirmed that the entry permit application was activated since last Friday and covered all types of residence visas, noting that the holder of a UAE residence visa who stayed abroad for more than 6 months can apply for the entry permit.
Jabal Jais in Ras Al Khaimah recorded the lowest temperature of 1.9°C at 4:15 am on Sunday. Jabal Al Rahba in RAK also recorded 4.2°C. and Jabal Mabrah recorded 4.6 °C, while Rukna in the city of Al Ain in Abu Dhabi, recorded 6.7°C.