Coronavirus: UAE reports 2,373 Covid-19 cases, 1,784 recoveries, 10 deaths

Dubai - Over 32.6 million tests have been conducted in the UAE to date to combat the spread of Covid-19.



By Web report

Published: Tue 9 Mar 2021, 1:55 PM

Last updated: Tue 9 Mar 2021, 2:16 PM

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Tuesday reported 2,373 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 1,784 recoveries and 10 deaths.

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The new cases were detected through 219,593 additional tests.

Over 32.6 million tests have been conducted across the UAE to date as part of the country's massive screening programmes to combat the spread of Covid-19.

The total number of cases in UAE as on March 9 are 415,705 while total recoveries stand at 396,433. The death toll rises to 1,345.

China has launched a health certificate programme for Chinese international travellers, leading the world in plans for so-called virus passports.

The digital certificate, which shows a user's vaccination status and virus test results, is being rolled out "to help promote world economic recovery and facilitate cross-border travel", a foreign ministry spokesman said. Also available in paper form, is thought to be the world's first known "virus passport".

Israel has lifted the ban on entry of foreign nationals into the country, according to a statement issued by the Population and Immigration Authority.

In a statement on Monday, the Authority said priority will be given to the entry of Israelis over the next two weeks, ahead of the general elections scheduled on March 23.

Meanwhile, a new, free, rapid PCR Covid testing procedure has been launched at the Abu Dhabi International Airport. The region's first in-airport laboratory gives results in approximately 90 minutes, the Government of Abu Dhabi Media Office said on Tuesday.


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