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Dh50 virus tests now available at some drive-thru screening centres in UAE

Staff Reporter /Abu Dhabi
reporters@khaleejtimes.com Filed on August 11, 2020 | Last updated on August 12, 2020 at 12.05 am
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Abu Dhabi residents who are leaving the emirate may avail of the service at the drive-thru facilities in Zayed Sports City and Corniche in Abu Dhabi and Al Hili in Al Ain.

The Dh50 rapid Covid-19 tests are now available at some drive-thru screening centres for residents who wish to enter Abu Dhabi, health authorities announced on Tuesday.

The Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), a Seha health system facility, said these laser-based tests will be available at the National Screening Centres in Dubaiís Mina Rashed and Al Khawaneej; Ras Al Khaimah; and Fujairah.

Abu Dhabi residents who are leaving the emirate may avail of the service at the drive-thru facilities in Zayed Sports City and Corniche in Abu Dhabi and Al Hili in Al Ain.

Appointments shall be booked prior to the screening through the Seha app. On the day of the test, a small blood sample will be taken and then tested using the laser-based DPI with results appearing in minutes.

If the test result shows that a nose swab is required, it will be done right away and the customer will need to isolate himself until the result is out. If the test result shows that no swab is needed, he will receive an SMS that will enable him to enter Abu Dhabi within 48 hours from the test result.

Dr Noura Al Ghaithi, chief operations officer at AHS, said: ďAll they need to do is book an appointment through Seha app and get tested from the comfort of their own cars at the centres in Abu Dhabi or Al Ain before leaving the Emirate or at one of the selected screening centers in the Northern Emirates before returning. We will soon be adding the service to new locations as well.Ē

Drive-thru screening centres in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain operate from Saturday to Thursday from 8am to 8pm. In the northern emirates, they are open daily from 10am to 8pm in the Northern Emirates.

reporters@khaleejtimes.com

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