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Coronavirus: UAE reports 388 new Covid-19 cases, 758 recoveries

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Filed on June 20, 2020 | Last updated on June 20, 2020 at 05.40 pm
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As many as 34,000 new Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the country.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Saturday reported 388 new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 44,433. One new death was also reported.

The ministry said 758 more patients have fully recovered from the virus, taking the tally of the recoveries to 31,745.


As many as 34,000 new Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the country, the ministry added.

With three million Covid-19 tests in record time, the UAE now leads the world in per capita testing. The country has been determined to examine the largest possible number of citizens and residents with the average daily tests in the UAE increasing from 25,000 to 40,000.

In Dubai, on the first weekend after relaxed entry restrictions for children and the elderly on Friday, malls and beaches found families returning for shopping and outing.  However, the ministry has repeatedly called upon the public to adhere to health guidelines and instructions from the relevant authorities, particularly concerning social distancing, for the sake of the health and safety of all.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan government has eased restrictions on international flight operations and opened its all international airports except Gwadar and Turbat with effect from June 20, 2020. The government has also launched an online platform to assist the expatriates who have lost their jobs abroad.

Around 25,000 Indian expatriates have been flown back from the UAE since the launch of the Vande Bharat Mission on May 7. More than 440,000 Indians have registered on the missions' request for repatriation portals to fly home. With additional flights on the Vande Bharat Mission, charter operations and the entry of private airlines, several thousands are expected to fly home in the coming days.

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