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Coronavirus: UAE reports 2,526 Covid-19 cases, 1,107 recoveries, 17 deaths

Web report/Dubai
Filed on March 1, 2021

Over 30.8 million tests have been conducted in the UAE to date to combat the spread of Covid-19.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Monday reported 2,526 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 1,107 recoveries and 17 deaths.

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The new cases were detected through 175,033 additional tests.

Over 30.8 million tests have been conducted across the UAE to date as part of the country's massive screening programmes to combat the spread of Covid-19.

The total number of cases in UAE as on March 1 are 394,050 while total recoveries stand at 382,332. The death toll rises to 1,238.

The United States could start vaccinating older children against Covid-19 by the fall and younger ones by year-end or early 2022, the White House’s top pandemic advisor Anthony Fauci said on Sunday.

School reopenings, an intensely debated matter, have varied sharply across the country. But the decision by the US Food and Drug Administration to grant emergency use authorisation to a new single-dose vaccine from Johnson & Johnson has boosted the prospects for earlier reopenings.

Meanwhile, a highly volatile travel regulatory market, stringent Covid testing and quarantine regulations, and high numbers in cases are deterring Indian expats from making a trip to their homeland — despite historically low air ticket prices.

Passengers are reporting that they need to undergo at least five PCR tests in case they need to travel to India for a two-week trip.

Agencies have said the trend is expected to reverse only by March-end once Indian school examinations end.

Coronavirus infections in the UAE have fallen by 22 per cent — which is more than a fifth from a late January peak.

The UAE has one of the world's fastest Covid vaccination campaigns, having administered 56 doses per 100 people and crossed more than 6 million doses earlier this week.





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