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Coronavirus: UAE reports 400 new Covid-19 cases, 504 recoveries

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on July 2, 2020 | Last updated on July 2, 2020 at 09.53 pm
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Authorities have advised residents to strictly follow preventive measures.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Thursday reported 400 new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 504 recoveries.

This brings the total number of cases to 49,469 in the country and the total recoveries to 38,664.

The authority also announced one death as a result of the illness, bringing the total number of deaths to 317 in the UAE.

Authorities yesterday announced that UAE citizens and residents were required to take a Covid-19 test before travelling abroad. Addressing a virtual briefing on Wednesday, Dr Seif Al Dhaheri, spokesperson for the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA), said travellers must apply for a permit through the website of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA). Travel is allowed only for specific reasons.

It was also announced that Covid-19 testing centres run by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) outside the emirate will now operate over the weekends. With this, the eight screening centres would be open seven days a week at extended working hours of 10am to 8pm to increase testing capacity. The move will help residents and visitors secure a Covid-negative certificate, which is a requirement to enter Abu Dhabi.

Yesterday, mosques and other places of worship in the UAE opened their doors for the faithful, after a period of 107 days.


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