Coronavirus: UAE reports 3,579 Covid-19 cases, 4,166 recoveries, 9 deaths

Dubai - The new cases were detected through additional 179,117 tests.

By Web Report

Published: Sun 24 Jan 2021, 3:16 PM

Last updated: Sun 24 Jan 2021, 3:26 PM

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Sunday reported 3,579 cases of Covid-19, along with 4,166 recoveries.

Nine deaths were also reported.

The new cases were detected through additional 179,117 tests.

More than 24.5 million tests have been carried out across the country so far.

The total number of cases in UAE as on January 24 stand at 277,955 while total recoveries are 251,484. Death toll rises to 792.

On Friday evening, Dubai announced new Covid-19 safety rules to curb the virus spread - tightening rules for gatherings, at eateries and fitness centres.

Also read: Compulsory Covid tests for unvaccinated UAE workers

On Thursday, the UAE approved its third Covid vaccine for emergency use. Russia's Sputnik vaccine got the nod from authorities, as part of comprehensive efforts to ensure residents' safety.

Dubai also moved to tighten restrictions on Thursday, suspending all live entertainment permits issued in the emirate — as well as non-essential surgeries for a month.

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