Coronavirus: UAE reports 1,988 Covid-19 cases, 1,922 recoveries, 6 deaths

Dubai - The UAE has so far conducted more than 55 million tests.

By Web Report

Published: Wed 23 Jun 2021, 1:56 PM

Last updated: Wed 23 Jun 2021, 2:24 PM

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Wednesday reported 1,988 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 1,922 recoveries and 6 deaths.

The new cases were detected through 249, 333 additional tests.

On Tuesday, Abu Dhabi announced free Covid vaccines for visit visa holders and tourists landing in Abu Dhabi from abroad.

The vaccine is only available to those visitors holding a visa issued by Abu Dhabi and not any other emirate, and holders of passports eligible for a visa on arrival with an entry stamp at Abu Dhabi’s point of entry. Individuals have to show the proof at the vaccination centre to get the jab, Khaleej Times learnt.

A mobile laboratory that can provide over 2,000 tests — including PCR tests — per day, was unveiled in Dubai earlier this week.

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