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Coronavirus: UAE announces 541 new cases, 91 recoveries, 7 deaths

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on April 28, 2020 | Last updated on April 28, 2020 at 11.02 am
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More than 25,000 new coronavirus tests have been conducted across the country, the ministry said.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Tuesday announced 541 new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

The ministry also announced 91 cases of recovery and seven deaths.

With this, the total number of cases in the country now stand at 11,380, while total recoveries stand at 2,181. There have been a total of 89 deaths because of the infection.

More than 25,000 new coronavirus tests have been conducted across the country, the ministry said.

Dubai had on Sunday eased the 24-hour movement restrictions in Naif and Al Ras areas after no new cases were recorded in the densely populated areas in two days. More than 6,000 tests were conducted among residents in the areas in less than a month.

Dr Abdul Rahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, had previously said that an increase in the number of cases is expected as the country has ramped up testing. At over a million tests, the UAE has the third highest testing density in the world.

Select establishments across the country have opened for customers, while many others are preparing to throw open their gates. The Dubai Metro, too, resumed services on April 26.

In Abu Dhabi, the Department of Economic Development (ADDED) has issued a new circular ordering owners and managers of commercial centres and shopping malls in Abu Dhabi to comply with the set conditions and instructions that were released by the department in order to be allowed to re-open their commercial facilities across the emirate's three regions Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra.


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