Coronavirus: UAE reports 369 Covid-19 cases, 395 recoveries, 2 deaths

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Dubai - The government has urged people to adhere to all preventive measures during the Eid Al Adha holidays.

By Web Report

Published: Tue 28 Jul 2020, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Tue 28 Jul 2020, 6:54 PM

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Tuesday reported 369 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 395 recoveries.
Two deaths were also reported.
More than 43,000 new Covid-19 tests were carried out in the country, the ministry added.

In a briefing yesterday, a top UAE government official has warned against hosting gatherings, after recent meetings were found to have caused Covid-19 infection spread among multiple families. Dr Omar Al Hammadi, the official spokesperson for the UAE government, said 47 members of five families contracted the virus as they hosted gatherings. The official said the 47 individuals were of different ages and got together with their extended families during weddings and other social occasions. They had failed to adhere to precautionary measures like mask use and physical distancing.

The government has also urged people to adhere to all preventive measures during the Eid Al Adha holidays.

Dr Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, on Monday praised the important role and great sacrifices that the heroes of the first line of defence have taken during the coronavirus crisis, and pointed out that the frontline heroes would be spending the festival away from their on the occasion of Eid Al Adha. Al Owais stressed the need to adhere to preventive measures during the holiday period, noting that the practice of strict social distancing is increasingly important on such occasions and is a the national duty of all society, especially considering what is at stake.

Meanwhile, more than 200,000 Covid-19 tests have been conducted in 15 residential areas of Abu Dhabi during a period of one month, the Abu Dhabi Media Office has announced. The screenings were carried out by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee in coordination with Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) and the Department of Health Abu Dhabi (DoH) in the first month of its home-screening initiative in residential areas. "The initiative eases the burden of visiting testing centres on the elderly and vulnerable citizens and residents and supports the expanded testing strategy, which is considered the most effective way to reduce the spread of Covid-19 and maintain public health," the Abu Dhabi Media Office said on Twitter. The initiative is in line with the National Screening Programme in Abu Dhabi. Efforts will continue to conduct tests as part of the initiative, said authorities.

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