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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention ahs announced that experts have conducted 282,345 COVID-19 tests in the past 24 hours to uncover the number of new infection in the country.
The health experts announced 2,161 new cases coronavirus cases.
The authorities also said that 2,123 previously infected people have recovered from the dreadful disease.
The ministry is using the state-of-the-art equipment and experienced doctors to treat infected cases in the UAE.
However, the ministry said 2 people died due to COVID-19 related complications.
The ministry has expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased, and prayed to the Almighty Allah for the speedy recovery of the infected patients.
The ministry said it is expanding the scope of the tests to curb the spread of virus.
The authorities said that experts have administered 98,689 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the last 24 hours on residents all across the UAE.
The total number of vaccine doses reached 14,834,355 with a rate of 149.99 doses per 100 people.
Great efforts reflect the vision of delivering services and providing the vaccine to the citizens, says Hessa Tahlak.
Innovation and peace represent core factors in achieving prosperity for peoples and societies.
Richard Edelman, CEO of Edelman, emphasised that governments must usher in a new era of cooperation and transparency with the media and citizens after public trust in their leaders has hit an all-time low.
The vaccine will be called Hayat-Vax when manufactured in the UAE, but is the same inactivated vaccine from the Beijing Institute of Biological Product (BiBP), a unit of Sinopharm’s China National Biotec Group (CNBG), that the UAE approved for general use in December.
As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP announced that it conducted 302,236 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.
The drugs were concealed under a container carrying foodstuffs coming from one of the neighbouring countries, the Authority said in a statement on Thursday.
As part of implementing the new Decree, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, issued Executive Council Resolution No. (22) of 2021 appointing the Board members of the Dubai Autism Centre.
The incident created panic among the residents who simply took to their heels or rather, took off in their cars.