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Coronavirus: UAE reports 777 new Covid-19 cases, 530 recoveries, no deaths

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on September 14, 2020
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Multiple government entities across the country have stepped up inspections to ensure compliance with Covid-19 safety protocols.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Monday reported 777 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 530 recoveries. No deaths were recorded.

More than 61,000 new Covid-19 tests were carried out, the ministry added.

With the UAE recording a sharp spike in the number of daily Covid-19 cases, authorities have stressed that the community must renew its commitment to precautionary measures and not let the efforts of the government and frontline workers go to waste. The daily cases crossed the 1,000 mark for the first time on Saturday, with the country reporting 1,007 infections. The next highest of 994 cases was recorded over 100 days ago on May 22.

Cracking down on erring establishments, Dubai's tourism regulator has ordered the closure of four establishments that were found to have flouted Covid-19 safety rules. The authority has also suspended the permits of 14 establishments and issued 'final warnings' to 19 others. This came as the entity spotted violations during inspection visits of hotels and tourist attractions. The entity reminded establishments to abide by the rules to keep the city's guests and residents safe from Covid-19.

The announcement comes as multiple government entities in the emirate stepped up inspections to ensure compliance with Covid-19 safety protocols. Earlier on Sunday, Dubai Economy ordered the closure of a restaurant on Bluewaters Island after it failed to ensure social distancing between patrons.

On Sunday, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced that it has reduced the cost of Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests to Dh250. The DHA reduced the cost of Covid-19 testing to make it more accessible to the public and encourage proactive medical examinations as a precautionary and preventive measure. The authority said in a statement issued today that it will spare no effort to combat Covid-19 to ensure the safety of society and the health of its members.

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