UAE to open more COVID-19 field hospitals in coming days
23 Feb 2021 06 53
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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said that authorities would open more field hospitals in the coming days.
The ministry said, “A group of field hospitals has been activated and more will start operating in the next phase in various emirates, as the number of field hospitals will reach 7 during the next phase.
“We noticed a gradual decrease in registered cases during the past two weeks, due to executing all national protocols, and tightening supervision by the authorities. These are good indications of the general improvement in the epidemiological situation.”
The UAE is keen on developing preventive measures and conducting a continuous assessment of data, especially statistics and indicators related to the health sector, to enhance the capacity of the sector and provide the best health care for members of society.
The health authorities said, “Adhering to all the vaccine doses and to all recommended precautionary measures, such as wearing a mask, social distancing and washing hands, would stop the spread of COVID-19 virus in the society.”
On Tuesday, the ministry announced that it conducted 175,284 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.
As part of its intensified testing campaign, Mohap announced 3,005 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 375,535.
Mohap also announced 5 deaths due to COVID-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 1,145.