Health workers disinfect an area in Dubai. File
The UAE Health Ministry announced it performed additional 22,000 COVID-19 tests, which revealed 387 new cases bringing the total number of cases to 4,123. The new cases identified are in a stable condition and receiving treatment.
The ministry also announced that the total number of recovered cases of COVID-19 has reached 680 with 92 cases fully recovered.
The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the families of two Asian expats who tested positive for COVID-19 and died due to complications. The total death toll stands to 22.
Meanwhile, UAE volunteers, engaging in the National Disinfection Programme, have shown a high spirit of national responsibility and community cohesion and solidarity in supporting the nation's efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
True to the deeply embedded value in the community, volunteers of SANID (Arabic for Support), the National Emergency Response Volunteer Program of the Emirates Foundation, have come together to back national efforts aimed at safeguarding the safety, health and well-being of the community.
Volunteers say voluntary work is a well-established value inculcated by the late Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, to build a generation capable of confronting challenges and emergencies.
The UAE government announced that 170 people had recovered from COVID-19 after receiving the necessary care, bringing the total number of recoveries to 588. Following additional testing of over 20,000 people in the past few days, 376 individuals were confirmed positive, bringing the total number of cases to 3,736.
The tests were conducted among different segments of the society, using the best and latest medical examination techniques.
The ministry also announced that 393 COVID-19 patients fully recovered after receiving the necessary healthcare from the moment they were admitted to the hospital.
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The police shared a video in cooperation with the Monitoring and Control Centre within the 'Your Comment' initiative, showing a serious accident that occurred due to the driver's lack of focus on the road.
This gesture was part of RTA's yearly traffic safety initiatives, conducted in collaboration with Dubai Police General HQ, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), UNICEF, and supported by the Emirates General Petroleum Corporation (Emarat) and Continental Tires.