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Residents urged to follow preventive measures during festive season in UAE

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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

UAE Government official spokesman Dr Omar Abdulrahman Al Hammadi said that with the holiday period in the country everyone needs to adhere and to follow all of the preventive measures.

Hammadi said during a media briefing on the latest development on coronavirus.

Hammadi said, “Currently, there is a winter vacation period that coincides with school holidays, which will increase social and tourism activities.

“Although students need to be active and enjoy recreation time with family and friends, we call on everyone to adhere and to follow all of the preventive measures.

“We want to continue physical distancing, washing and sanitising hands, wearing masks and being careful when coming in contact with the elderly and people with chronic diseases.”

On the other hand, the UAE Ministry of Health conducted 155,176 tests as part of its plans to expand the scope of the tests, and revealed 1,226 new cases of the coronavirus, 674 recoveries and 4 deaths due to COVID-19 complications.

The ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wished COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery.

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