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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, recorded 3,453 new coronavirus cases on Sunday.
Additionally, 3,268 individuals have recovered and five people passed away in the last 24 hours.
Using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment, the ministry carried out 162, 251 additional COVID-19 tests.
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In a statement on Sunday, 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.
The UAE has recorded 253, 261 positive coronavirus cases, 225,374 have recovered and 745 passed away.
A 32-year-old Asian investor was booked and prosecuted along with another employee, for forging a COVID-19 test result in order to travel outside the UAE. The incident dates back to last December, when an employee of a travel agency received the defendant’s COVID-19 test results and discovered that it was outdated.
Using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment, the ministry conducted 237,479 additional COVID-19 tests.
Also, 2,144 individuals recovered and seven people passed away, the Ministry added.
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