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The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), said on Friday that it has carried out over 120,351 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 1,563 new cases of various nationalities, who are all in a stable condition and receiving the necessary medical treatment. This brings the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 122,273.
MoHAP also announced one COVID-19-related death, taking the country's death toll to 475.
The Ministry went on to express its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished current COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery.
It also announced the recovery of an additional 1,704 individuals from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 115,068.
The Ministry called on the public to cooperate with health authorities and adhere to social distancing protocols and preventative measures to ensure the health and safety of all.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention on Tuesday announced that as many as 86,879 additional COVID-19 tests were conducted for different segments of the society over the past 24 hours.
The Ministry also noted that an additional 715 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 144,647.
In a statement, the Ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
Hassan Afzal Khan presented his credentials to Rashid Al Qaseer, Deputy Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Dubai Office) and assumed his responsibilities as consul general of Pakistan to Dubai and Northern Emirates.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has also declared Aug.12 an official paid holiday for all private sector employees in the UAE to celebrate the Islamic New Year (Hijri Year 1443).
International airlines have started accepting flight bookings to Dubai from India, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Uganda after UAE authorities eased travel restrictions.
The authorities said the decision is effective from Aug.5.
The UAE authorities have allowed stranded residents to return to UAE, the Dubai Airport officials and Emirates said that General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs Dubai (GDRFA) approval mandatory for all passengers returning to the Emirate.