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Coronavirus: UAE reports 2,250 Covid-19 cases, 3,684 recoveries, 17 deaths

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on February 21, 2021 | Last updated on February 21, 2021 at 12.59 pm

The new cases were detected through 197,701 additional tests.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Sunday reported 2,250 new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 3,684 recoveries and 17 deaths.

The new cases were detected through 197,701 additional tests.

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The total number of cases in UAE as on February 21 are 370,425 while total recoveries stand at 359,697. The death toll rises to 1,125.

The UAE has conducted over 29.1 million tests till date as part of the country's massive screening programmes to combat the spread of Covid-19.

In a statement, the ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.

The national vaccination campaign, along with government restrictions pertaining to social gatherings and strict adherence to hygiene protocols, have contributed to the decreasing number of total active cases. The number of active Covid-19 cases dropped by more than 8,000 in the last 10 days. Medics are also hopeful that the country will witness a slump in Covid-19 cases soon.

In Dubai, Gulfood 2021 kicked off today at the DWTC under stringent safety and hygiene protocols in place. Over 2,500 international brands from 85 countries are participating in the exhibition. During the exhibition, wearing masks is mandatory, with social distancing in place to ensure the wellbeing of all delegates.

Meanwhile, Kuwait has reversed its decision to allow non-citizens to enter the country with new coronavirus procedures, extending instead the ban on non-citizens entry until further notice. Citizens are still allowed to enter but they must spend a week in quarantine at a hotel and another week at home. Earlier on Friday Kuwait said it will allow non-Kuwaiti citizens to enter the country starting February 21 with some new procedures.





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