The Dubai’s COVID-19 Command and Control Centre has issued the first update of laboratory testing standards for the virus, to ensure the highest levels of safety and quality for COVID-19 testing services in health facilities licenced by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it conducted 103,132 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.
The health ministry noted that an additional 1,519 individuals had fully recovered from coronavirus. MoHAP also registered three coronavirus deaths.
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The Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Sunday that 42,428 additional COVID-19 tests were conducted on different segments of the society over the past 24 hours.
The ministry has highlighted the vital role of the nursing and medical cadres as being the frontline of defence for the health of society in the provision of healthcare, especially in light of the new coronavirus crisis.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched several projects and initiatives to elevate awareness about smoking risks and to encourage smokers to quit.
"It has been noticed that the 20 to 40 age group is the most affected due to the wrong perception that their youth will protect them for being infected," Dr Farida Al Hosani said.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wished current COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery.
Sheikh Mohammed said the UAE has succeeded in countering the COVID-19 outbreak and set a commendable example for the world in managing the pandemic. The country’s scientific approach in combating the virus and the meticulous planning and collaborative spirit shown by frontline organisations helped turn the crisis into an opportunity, he added.