Coronavirus: UAE reports 84 Covid-19 cases, 202 recoveries, no deaths

Over 197.6 million PCR tests have been conducted in the country so far

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Published: Sun 18 Dec 2022, 3:49 PM

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Sunday reported 84 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 202 recoveries and no deaths.

Total active cases stand at 16,281.

The new cases were detected through 22,478 additional tests.

The total number of cases in UAE as on December 18 are 1,046,170, while total recoveries stand at 1,027,541. The death toll now stands at 2,348.

France will ensure free Covid-19 vaccinations for all in its social security system and has earmarked some 1.5 billion euros (Dh6.7 billion) of next year's social security budget to cover the cost, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday.

Castex, who unveiled France's vaccination strategy alongside several ministers of his government, confirmed the vaccination would not be made compulsory but urged as many as possible to get a shot.

Covid-19, caused by the new coronavirus, has killed more than 1.4 million globally, more than 54,000 of them in France, and derailed the world economy.

"The remarkable mobilisation worldwide has allowed the rapid development of vaccines. However, this timeframe in no way means that we have compromised safety," the prime minister said in a briefing, adding a vaccine distributed in France would be safe.

"Getting a vaccine is also about protecting others. It is a choice of trust, we must be as numerous as possible to get a vaccine."


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