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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it conducted 248,372 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.
In a statement on Saturday, 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 2,304 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 453,069.
According to the Ministry, the infected individuals are from various nationalities, are in a stable condition, and receiving the necessary care.
MoHAP also announced 5 deaths due to COVID-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 1,477.
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 all.
MoHAP also noted that an additional 2,428 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 436,463
Abdulrahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, says country is approaching 7 million vaccines in more than 205 medical centres in different regions of the country.
Great efforts reflect the vision of delivering services and providing the vaccine to the citizens, says Hessa Tahlak.
The ministry added that over 4-6 weeks the vaccine rollout will be focused on elderly people and those with chronic diseases who are the most vulnerable to COVID-19.
According to daily reports on the campaign, the country has provided nearly seven million vaccine doses to more than 205 medical centres, marking considerable progress and making the UAE a leading country in terms of vaccinating its people.
The Abu Dhabi Police monitored the video of two young men as they entered a mall in the emirate and photographed themselves without face masks.
The authorities will carry out regular checkups of students, all workers in the educational field, including educational and administrative staff and aid workers for smooth governance.
The 29-year-old victim testified during investigations saying, "I was walking on a sidewalk near a shopping mall in Dubai, when the defendant surprised me and reached out to grab my phone twice.”