Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus: UAE announces 412 new cases

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on April 15, 2020 | Last updated on April 15, 2020 at 06.52 am
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The death toll stands at 28 as of April 14.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Tuesday, April 14 announced 412 new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, taking the total number of cases in the country to 4,933.

MoHAP also announced 81 new recoveries, taking the total number of recoveries to 933 as of April 14.

The authority condoled the deaths of 3 expats, who tested positive or Covid-19 and died due to complications. The death toll stands at 28 as of April 14.

To detect cases early, the UAE has opened 14 drive-through testing facilities that can screen hundreds of people daily without them having any direct contact with healthcare workers. The health authorities said up to 7,100 people can be tested every day with the new drive-through testing facilities established across the country.

The country now has the capacity to conduct 10,000 tests daily, including at hospitals and out-patient clinics.

Meanwhile, UAE has also started clinical trials of plasma therapy for treatment of Covid-19. Their effectiveness is being researched, and the UAE is keen to further look into studies and treatments around the world.

In a bid to combat the spread of coronavirus, several precautionary measures were put in place in the UAE, including the #StayHome initiative, a nationwide sanitisation drive, guidelines for proper hygiene in homes and workplaces, among others.

Among the latest steps taken by the UAE government is that all residency visas, entry permits and Emirates IDs will remain valid until the end of 2020.

Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah have also announced restriction on movement of workers to and from other emirates.

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