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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), on Wednesday reported 1,292 new coronavirus cases in the UAE following the 116,396 tests carried out in the last 24 hours.
Additionally, 890 individuals got discharged after recovering fully from the virus.
Ministry also announced 4 deaths due to COVID-19 complications.
MoHAP continues to expand its scope of testing nationwide with the aid of state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.
The UAE has recorded 154,101 coronavirus cases, 145, 537 recoveries and 542 deaths since the outbreak of the virus.
On Tuesday during its regular briefing to media the UAE Government announced the launch of a precautionary and preventive guide covering various activities and national celebrations.
Dr Saif Al Dhaheri, Official Spokesperson of the National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority, NCEMA, said that since the announcement of re-opening of land borders between the UAE and Oman, many inquiries were raised about the entry procedures for Omani citizens.
Relevant requirements must be fulfilled before gaining entry into the country, to guarantee the implementation of preventive measures, in line with the highest standards of health and safety for UAE citizens and residents, he added, noting that persons coming from Oman are required to show a negative result on a PCR test conducted within 48 hours of arrival at a land ports.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Wednesday that it has conducted 174,016 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, which helped it detect 3,939 new coronavirus cases.
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.
Sheikh Mohammed tweeted, “Today, we concluded the Arab Reading Challenge competition in its fifth session… Despite the Corona pandemic, 21 million students participated with us in 96 thousand schools from 52 countries…"
The case dates back to last February, when reliable information was forwarded to the Anti-Narcotics Department at Dubai Police about a person consuming narcotics and psychotropic substances and possessing a quantity of them in his house in the Palm Island area in Dubai.
The story did not end here but developed from rape into drugs and the victim ended up at the hands of Dubai Police who referred her to the Hemaya International Centre of Dubai Police’s General Department of Anti-narcotics for rehabilitation.