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In a statement on Wednesday, 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.
As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP announced 3,102 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 378,637.
According to the Ministry, the infected individuals are from various nationalities, are in a stable condition, and receiving the necessary care.
MoHAP also announced 19 deaths due to COVID-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 1,164.
The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery. It called on all members of the society to cooperate with health authorities, adhere to the instructions and physical distance to ensure the health and safety of all.
MoHAP also noted that an additional 3,814 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 370,381.
The authorities announced that a total of 53,859 doses were given in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of the doses to 941,556.
Nurse Ghada Mohammed, from SEHA Health, explained that any side effects of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine are usually mild and are normal. They can be treated with a painkiller.
The health authorities said the body's immune system recognises the foreign organism and produces antibodies to fight it.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
At a clinic in Mexico, some 80 people received bogus vaccines, which appeared to have been physically harmless though offered no protection against the potentially deadly disease ravaging the country.
The crew on the KRI Nanggala 402 could have enough oxygen until early Saturday, but time was quickly running out as rescuers scoured the coast off holiday island Bali where it disappeared.
The total land area of mangrove forests in the UAE — those emerald lush along the beaches and waterways that offer surprises because of hanging, crawling and flapping animals that may also give visitors a peek-a-boo — is set to expand with the “birth” of another area bearing these salt-tolerant shrubs at the Abu Dhabi-Dubai border.