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Coronavirus: UAE reports 1,158 Covid-19 cases, 1,179 recoveries, 2 deaths

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on October 1, 2020
UAE health ministry, covid-19, coronavirus, UAE covid cases

More than 9.7 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the country so far.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Thursday reported 1,158 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 1,179 recoveries. Two deaths were also reported.

More than 91,000 new Covid-19 tests were carried out, the ministry added, taking the total to over 9.7 million tests so far.

Yesterday, the country reported its highest ever daily tally of Covid-19 cases, at 1,100, along with 1,186 recoveries.

Earlier this week, authorities announced that they have detected 24,894 violations of Covid-19 safety measures during the first 15 days of September. Failure to wear face masks topped the list of violations.

Meanwhile, 29 nurseries and kindergartens in Sharjah are all set for reopening on October 4, with strict Covid-19 precautionary measures in place, a top education official has said. After meeting safety requirements - including the mandatory screening for all staff members - the nurseries have obtained their permission to operate from the Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA), an official from the Sharjah Education Council said. Teams from the SPEA, the Early Childhood Development Department and the Ministry of Education all worked together in inspecting and evaluating the emirate's nurseries, he added. They checked every nook and cranny, reviewed sterilisation practices, and looked into the protocols laid out for staff. Inspections and monitoring will continue to ensure nurseries' compliance with all measures throughout their operations.


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