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Coronavirus: UAE reports 262 new Covid-19 cases, 195 recoveries, 1 death

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on August 11, 2020
covid-19, coronavirus, health ministry

Nearly 5.6 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the country so far.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Tuesday reported 262 new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 195 recoveries.

One death has also been reported.

As many as 64,110 new Covid-19 tests have been carried out, the minstry added.

In a statement, the ministry has once again affirmed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment, and nearly 5.6 million tests have been carried out so far.

In major developments yesterday, it was revealed that UAE residents travelling to Abu Dhabi won't need an approval from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA), the Capital's airport has told airlines in an e-mail notification. Two airlines confirmed having received this notification and said they were taking bookings from residency visa holders who haven't received their approvals. An Indian diplomat said they were "given to understand" that residents don't need approval from the ICA or the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) to travel to the UAE. Dubai residents are required to get a GDRFA approval to travel, while ICA approval is needed for Abu Dhabi and other emirates.

It was also announced that visitors with visas that expired after March 1 have been granted an additional 30-day grace period to regularise their status or exit the country without incurring overstay fines. The grace period starts from August 11, the ICA said. The decision is not applicable for those with visit visas that expired before March 1.

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