Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus: UAE reports 1,077 Covid-19 cases, 1,502 recoveries, 4 deaths

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Filed on October 20, 2020 | Last updated on October 21, 2020 at 01.03 am
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More than 11.8 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the country so far.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Tuesday reported 1,077 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 1,502 recoveries and four deaths.

As many as 112,196 new Covid-19 tests were carried out, taking the total to over 11.8 million in the country so far.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday praised the UAE's efforts to fight Covid-19.

"The UAE has developed a number of mechanisms that are unprecedented not just at the regional level but also at the global level. It created mechanisms for protection against Covid-19 and also mechanism for follow-up. There is no doubt that the UAE economy is the most diversified and most open at the regional level," said Jihad Azour, director of the IMF's Middle East and Central Asia Department. Thanks to a high level of reserves, he said the UAE managed to mitigate the effects of the crisis on residents and economic sectors as the Central Bank of the UAE lowered interest rates and provided liquidity to the banking sector.

Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi's education regulator has urged parents to get their children vaccinated against flu.

The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (Adek) urged parents to take their children for the flu jab to protect their health and ensure continuity of education during the influenza season. Various healthcare centres in the emirate are providing the flu vaccine free of charge.

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