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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Dr Omar Abdulrahman Al Hammadi, Official Spokesman of the UAE Government said that between Dec.2 and Dec.8, a total of 791,739 COVID-19 tests were conducted nationwide.
The number of confirmed cases were 8,688, and the rate of positive cases out of the total number of tests remains 1.0%.
The death rate during this period was 0.3%, which is the lowest in the world compared to all of the European Union, the Middle East and North Africa and the countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Authorities have urged members of the public to follow social distancing and adhere to precautionary measures.
The UAE Government said private parties and social gatherings would not be allowed in the country in the coming festive season due to the coronavirus.
The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) said, “With Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations approaching, we stress the importance of adhering to precautionary and preventive health and safety measures during all activities to tackle COVID-19.”
The authorities also mentioned that private parties and gatherings would not be allowed, areas for the isolation of sick individuals must be provided and entry and exit routes at all facilities should be clearly marked using posters.
The violations were spotted in various establishments dealing in retail, general trade, customer service, textile and fabric, perfumes, pharmacy, grocery, shipping, and computer equipment, across shopping centres and in Al Muraqqabat, Al Daghaya, and Al Ras.
During COVID-19 the UAE society faced many changes that caused a change in the behaviour of individuals and society and increased family and community solidarity.
The relevant authorities nationwide have intensified their control and inspection campaigns and punished anyone whether individuals or establishments for failing to comply with preventive measures.
Speaking during the tour, Sheikh Mohammed said Expo 2020 brings together 192 nations with diverse cultures, aspirations and innovations, making the mega global event a unique platform for discovering new engagement, investment and partnership opportunities.
Expo 2020 Dubai has recorded 1,471,314 visits since its launch 24 days ago. Continuing to bring Expo 2020 Dubai to a global digital audience, the number of virtual visitors has risen to 10.8 million since Oct.1, up from 9.3 million last week.
The circulating video clip showed that a number of vehicle drivers practiced drifting on one of the Al-Quway'iyah roads in Riyadh, including a GMC car that got out of control as a result of overspeeding.