Coronavirus: UAE reports 1,769 Covid-19 cases, 1,674 recoveries, 2 deaths

Over 169.5 million PCR tests have been conducted in the country so far.



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Published: Wed 29 Jun 2022, 2:37 PM

Last updated: Thu 30 Jun 2022, 1:15 PM

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Wednesday reported 1,769 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 1,674 recoveries and 2 deaths.

Total active cases stand at 17,515.

The new cases were detected through 192,567 additional tests.

The total number of cases in UAE as on June 29 are 944,022, while total recoveries stand at 924,192. The death toll now stands at 2,315.

Over 169.5 million PCR tests have been conducted in the country so far.

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Meanwhile, Mauritius has reopened nightclubs and bars, lifted restrictions on gatherings, and scrapped a public mask mandate as it eased Covid-19 measures in the Indian Ocean island paradise popular with holidaymakers.

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Additionally, China on Tuesday slashed the quarantine time for inbound travellers by half in a major easing of one of the world's strictest Covid-19 curbs, which have deterred travel in and out of the country since 2020.

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