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UAE among 10 best countries for Covid-19 treatment

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on December 29, 2020
(Wam file photo used for illustrative purpose)

It is rated as the 10th best in the world in treating the coronavirus, says official.


The UAE has applied the “highest scientific standards” in treating Covid-19, a top official has said. Its treatment effectiveness has surpassed “all countries in the Middle East and Africa”. It is rated as the 10th best in the world in treating the virus, he added.

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Dr Omar Al Hammadi, the official spokesperson for the UAE Government, revealed the total number of tests, positive cases, recoveries and deaths reported over the last one week.

From December 23 to 29, more than 900,000 Covid-19 tests were conducted across the country. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases was 8,491, “which means the rate of positive cases out of the total number of examinations remain at 1 per cent”.

The total number of Covid-19 cases reached 204,369, while recoveries reached 181,400. The country has also seen 662 deaths.

Overall, the country has carried out about 20.6 million Covid-19 tests since the beginning of the pandemic.

“From those tests, the mortality rate was 0.3 per cent, which is one of the lowest in the world,” said Dr Al Hammadi.

Holistic approach

“Thanks to the vision of our leadership, the UAE was a global example to follow in its response to the crisis. It dealt with the epidemic using a holistic approach, which contributed to limiting its spread and reducing its impact on all sectors of the state.”

He said the government raised the efficiency of preventive measures by using artificial intelligence tools to complete sterilisation operations. The country uses a remote counselling system for those with chronic disease, he added.

These came as the official addressed the weekly Covid-19 media briefing on Tuesday.

“The UAE used laser technology to diagnose the Covid-19 cases, and it was one of the first countries to use plasma and stem cell therapy to stimulate recovery,” Dr Al Hammadi said.





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