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Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said on Sunday that children aged between 3-16 could now be tested for COVID-19 by providing a saliva sample instead of the widely used nasal swab.
“To provide convenience and ease to children between 3 to 16 years old, who need a COVID-19 test, DHA has adopted the saliva test as an alternative to the nasal swab for PCR testing after a large research study by Mohammed Bin Rashid University and DHA,” authority tweeted.
This is in line with the UAE’s vision to expand the scope of testing nationwide, so the spread of the virus can be curbed.
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The saliva test has gotten a pass following research carried out by Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health, said DHA.
Since the outbreak of the virus, the UAE has recorded 158,990 case, 552 deaths and 148,871 recoveries.
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The DHA also said, “All those who are due for the second dose of this vaccine will receive a text message with the date and location for their vaccination appointment.”
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The federal government said on Wednesday that the COVID-19 death toll rose by 640 in the last 24 hours, with the total reaching 422,022 and the country's total caseload now stands at 31.44 million infections.