Al Hammadi announced that during this period, 793,642 coronavirus, COVID-19, tests were performed, a nine percent increase compared to the previous week.
Since the beginning of 2021 the UAE already hosted a number of internationally renowned defence, sports and cultural events successfully.
The UAE Ministry of Health conducted 135,883 COVID-19 tests in the past 24 hours. The ministry has expressed its plans to expand the scope of the tests to detect coronavirus cases in the UAE.
The Ministry on Saturday once again stressed that it aims to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), on Thursday announced 1,321 new coronavirus cases. The new cases bring the total number of recorded cases in the country to 189,866.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is aware of a new variant of COVID-19 that has emerged in Britain, but there is no evidence the strain behaves differently to existing types of the virus, it said on Monday.
The UAE has seen a considerable rise in the cases of COVID-19 infections and deaths during the last three holidays. The last three holidays include this year's Eid Al Fitr, the New Year's holidays, and last year’s Eid Al Adha.
The findings indicate the disease, which has killed more than 800,000 people worldwide, may continue to spread amongst the global population despite herd immunity, they said.
“The ratio of vaccinated locals & residents has given tourists confident feeling to visit Dubai. City’s credentials as one of the top destinations for tourists from around the world. It also underscored Dubai’s commitment when it comes to the health and safety of residents as well as visitors.”