Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus: UAE reports 679 Covid-19 cases, 813 recoveries, 1 death

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Filed on September 21, 2020 | Last updated on September 21, 2020 at 02.05 pm
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Nearly 8.8 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the UAE so far.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Monday reported 679 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 813 recoveries. One death was also reported.

More than 72,000 new Covid-19 tests have been carried out, the ministry said, taking the total to nearly 8.8 million Covid-19 tests.

Yesterday, it was revealed that teachers of public schools in Abu Dhabi have been given the option to register to get a Covid-19 vaccine that is being trialled in four Arab countries, including the UAE. Principals have received an official circular that confirmed the inclusion of teachers, administrative staff and their immediate family members among the priority categories to obtain the vaccine. A part of the circular said: "The UAE has announced the emergency use of the vaccine for frontline workers who deal with Covid-19 patients, with the aim of safeguarding these heroes and protecting them from any dangers they may face due to the nature of their work. We would like to inform you that teachers and other academic staff have been included among the priority groups for getting the Covid-19 vaccine.

Meanwhile, the Dubai Police yesterday announced the arrested an Arab actress (M.H) for organising birthday parties at two restaurants. The celebrity posted videos of the parties on Snapchat where she and her guests can be seen celebrating with scant regard for Covid safety rules around social distancing and mask use. Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, director of the General Department of Criminal Investigation at the Dubai Police, confirmed the arrest. He said organising gatherings and celebrations is punishable with a Dh10,000 fine. The officer reiterated the police's zero-tolerance approach to violations of precautionary measures against the spread of Covid-19.

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