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Coronavirus: UAE reports 2,160 Covid-19 cases, 2,391 recoveries, 4 deaths

Dubai - Over 34.9 million tests have been carried out to date as part of the UAE's massive screening campaign.



By Web report

Published: Fri 19 Mar 2021, 1:55 PM

Last updated: Fri 19 Mar 2021, 2:05 PM

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Friday reported 2,160 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 2,391 recoveries and 4 deaths.

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The new cases were detected through 239,268 additional tests.

Over 34.9 million tests have been carried out to date as part of the UAE's massive screening campaign.

The total number of cases in UAE as on March 19 are 436,625 while total recoveries stand at 418,496. The death toll rises to 1,428.

French Prime Minister Jean Castex on Thursday announced a limited month-long lockdown for Paris and several other regions to combat surging Covid-19 cases, while insisting the measures would be less strict than in the past.

While non-essential businesses will close and movement outside will be restricted in the affected regions, schools will stay open and outdoor exercise allowed up to 10 kilometres from home, he said.

Meanwhile, the first traveller using the Iata Travel Pass — an app that manages the health credentials of a passenger — arrived at London's Heathrow Airport from Singapore on Thursday, marking a milestone in global efforts to safely restart aviation after a year of pandemic disruptions.

The International Air Transport Association said the successful implementation of its Travel Pass in this trial with Singapore Airlines passengers signifies that "there is light at the end of the very long tunnel."


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