Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus: UAE reports 995 Covid-19 cases, 1,076 recoveries, 3 deaths

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on September 29, 2020 | Last updated on September 29, 2020 at 03.12 pm
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More than 9.5 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the UAE so far.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Tuesday reported 995 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 1,076 recoveries. Three deaths were also reported.

More than 98,000 new Covid-19 tests have been carried out, the ministry said, taking the total to over 9.5 million tests.

In a major development yesterday, it was revealed that pre-travel Covid-19 test results from four laboratories in India will no longer be accepted in Dubai, according to diplomatic sources and Air India Express. These RT-PCR testing laboratories include Suryam Lab in Jaipur, Microhealth Labs in Kerala, Dr P Bhasin Pathlabs Ltd in Delhi, and the Noble Diagnostic Centre in Delhi. Negative test results from these Indian Council of Medical Research-approved centres shall be deemed invalid, Air India Express announced. Over 200 Dubai-bound Indian passengers were barred from boarding their flights on Monday as a result of this.

Meanwhile, it was also revealed that a new four-strain flu vaccine will be available to residents at primary health centres by the end of the week, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) said on Monday. All Emiratis, as well as residents at high risk of contracting influenza, will be able to get the jab for free.

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