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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) on Wednesday said it carried out 93,682 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 842 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 81,782. MoHAP also announced the death of one patient as a result of COVID-19 complications.
The total number of deaths in the country has reached 402, 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.
It also announced the recovery of an additional 821 individuals from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 71,456.
The Dubai Police have installed a sterilisation gate in Naif area to secure a safe exit and entry for the residents living there, according to Brig. Gen. Tariq Mohammad Noor Tahlak, Director of the Naif Police Station.
A four-member team of medical specialists-researchers in Mayo Clinic (US) has raised the need for awareness regarding the use of two oral anti-malarial drugs for the treatment and cure of the Coronavirus19 (COVID19).
Students in the UAE enrolled in mainstream schools are studying at home since the authorities have barred them from attending their classes in line with safety measures against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) since last month. This happened with over a dozen academic institutes exclusively catering for the students of determination (special needs) in Dubai.
London mayor Sadiq Khan said on Friday that the British capital's New Year's Eve fireworks display, which annually attracts tens of thousands of people, will not go ahead on December 31 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said based on its review of results of a study by UK researchers, it concluded that dexamethasone - a commonly used drug against a range of inflammatory conditions - can be considered a treatment option in adults and adolescents needing oxygen therapy.
Taiwan scrambled fighter jets on Friday as 18 Chinese aircraft buzzed the island, including crossing the sensitive mid-line of the Taiwan Strait, in an escalation of tensions as a senior US official held talks in Taipei.