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UAE surpasses 3 million coronavirus tests; 1st in screening per capita

Filed on June 18, 2020 | Last updated on June 18, 2020 at 06.22 am
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Minister of Health says the UAE has become 'an inspirational model' given its proactive response to the pandemic.

The UAE has undertaken more than three million Covid-19 tests in record time and leads the way in global rankings for coronavirus screening per capita, Minister of Health Dr Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais revealed on Wednesday.

"The UAE, five months after the detection of the first Covid-19 case, has become an inspirational model to be followed for proactive measures and effective crisis management," he said in the UAE Government's daily coronavirus briefing.

"The UAE has proved its ability to address this challenge in a highly effective manner, by relying on its front-line workers and on the compliance of its people with the preventive and precautionary measures. Thanks to the directives of our wise leadership, the UAE now ranks first in the world in terms of screening per capita, hitting the three million test mark in a record time," he added.

On May 25, the UAE had announced that it had crossed the two-million mark for coronavirus testing.

The UAE on Wednesday reported 382 new cases of coronavirus infection, 676 recoveries and the death of two people, according to Dr Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, official spokesperson of the UAE Government..

The UAE tally now stands at 43,364 confirmed coronavirus cases, 29,537 recovered Covid-19 patients and a death toll of 295.

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