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Gulf Today Report
The UAE on Tuesday announced 2,184 new cases and five deaths due to coronavirus complications. The new cases were detected after the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) conducted 281,043 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours.
The new coronavirus cases bring the total number of infections in the country to 631,160. The total number of deaths in the country to due to COVID-19 complications reached 1,807 after five new deaths.
Meanwhile, an additional 2,105 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, which brings the total number of recoveries in the country to 609,711.
The Ministry of Health also announced that 87,427 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered during the past 24 hours.
The total number of doses provided up to Tuesday stands at 15,198,661 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 153.67 doses per 100 people.
MoHAP in its statement has said that it aims to expand the scope of testing to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases.
Expressing its condolences to the family of the deceased and wishing patients a speedy recovery the ministry urged members of the society to cooperate with health authorities.
It asked all residents to adhere to the instructions and maintain distancing to ensure safety of all.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevntion also noted that an additional 2,026 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 389,304.
No movement will be allowed during those times and an evening ban on all commercial activities imposed on March 1 will be extended, they cited a statement by the coronavirus committee as saying.
Travellers arriving on direct flights from high risk countries will have to resort to institutional quarantine in one of the local hotels for 14 days, while travellers coming from the rest of the world will have to quarantine institutionally for one week and another at home.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, also sent similar messages to President Abdul Hamid and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the occasion.
This was on Friday evening, when the operations room was alerted about a brawl among members of one family in a house located in an area of the emirate. A police force immediately dispatched to the location of the house to deal with the incident.
President Joe Biden described the images from Mississippi as "heartbreaking," and said in a statement that he had spoken with Reeves and offered his condolences and full federal support for the recovery.
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan awarded Fernando Igreja, former Ambassador of Brazil to the UAE, the Medal of Independence of the First Order in recognition of his efforts to strengthen relations between the two countries in all fields.