Coronavirus Pandemic

Free Covid-19 tests for Sharjah's Al Nahda residents

Afkar Abdullah /Sharjah Filed on July 5, 2020 | Last updated on July 5, 2020 at 06.13 am
Free, Covid-19 tests, Sharjah, Al Nahda, residents

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Residents of the area received an alert on their phones about the screening drive on Saturday.

Residents of Sharjah's Al Nahda will be tested for Covid-19 for free from July 5, it was announced on Saturday. The Ministry of Health and Prevention will conduct the 10-day Covid-19 screening campaign in coordination with the Sharjah Police.

Residents of the area received an alert on their phones about the screening drive on Saturday. The testing will be carried out at a mobile screening centre set up in Al Nahda Park from 10am to 6pm. Initially, those aged 18 and above will be screened. They are required to bring their Emirates ID and the SMS alert they received.

With over 3.625 million tests, the UAE leads when it comes to testing per million population. Worldometer - a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics - places the UAE in the top four countries when it comes to mass testing.

Mass testing campaigns have helped Abu Dhabi flatten the Covid-19 infection curve in several areas. In Mussafah, over 570,000 tests were conducted, helping fully contain the spread of the virus among residents, especially blue-collar workers. In a block-by-block drive, residents of 2,730 buildings were screened and 260 residential complexes sanitised.

A comprehensive screening and testing campaign in Al Dhafrah industrial areas also helped contain the spread of the virus. 

Afkar Abdullah

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