Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus: UAE reports 1,321 Covid-19 cases, 1,302 recoveries, 3 deaths

Web report/Dubai
Filed on May 15, 2021

More than 46.8 million tests have been conducted across the UAE to date.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Saturday reported 1,321 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 1,302 recoveries and 3 deaths.

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The new cases were detected through 161,182 additional tests.

More than 46.8 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the country so far.

The total number of cases in UAE as on May 15 are 544,931, while total recoveries stand at 525,080. The death toll rises to 1,629.

The UAE has now recorded the lowest number of new Covid-19 cases to date this year.

Medical experts said the development, coming just after the holy month of Ramadan, restores hope of the pandemic situation being under control and recovery on track.

Travellers from the UAE and Oman will not be allowed entry into the Philippines starting today (May 15) until May 31, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Thursday.

The new rule also covers all other passengers “with travel history to these two countries within the last fourteen (14) days preceding arrival”.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization issued a grim warning on Friday that the second year of Covid-19 was set to be “far more deadly”, as Japan extended a state of emergency amid growing calls for the Olympics to be scrapped.

“We’re on track for the second year of this pandemic to be far more deadly than the first,” said WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

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