UAE: Daily Covid-19 cases dip below 50 for first time this year

Over 102.8 million PCR tests have been conducted in the country so far

By Web Desk

Published: Mon 6 Dec 2021, 1:55 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Dec 2021, 2:03 PM

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Monday reported 48 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 70 recoveries and 1 death.

Over 102.8 million PCR tests have been conducted in the country so far.

The new cases were detected through 307,646 additional tests.

The total number of cases in UAE as on December 6 are 742,376, while total recoveries stand at 737,400. The death toll now stands at 2,149.

The outbreak of the new coronavirus variant, the Omicron, has resulted in fresh travel advisories by local authorities and airlines, impacting the UAE residents' travel plans.

Different authorities in the UAE have issued travel advisories for residents to check for a smooth and hassle-free travel experience.

It’s important to carry copies of Covid-19 vaccination certificates so that passengers can immediately submit them upon request by authorities of other countries. Also, UAE residents better download Al Hosn app which contains all the updated data about vaccinations.

Dubai-based Emirates airline will continue to offer Covid-19 travel insurance for passengers as countries introduce fresh travel rules following the advent of coronavirus’ new variant Omicron.

Emirates had introduced a multi-risk travel insurance plan in July 2020 when the UAE had slightly eased travel restrictions.

Meanwhile, Britain has reported 86 cases of the Omicron Covid variant, taking the total to 246, British health authorities confirmed on Sunday.

More than 88 per cent of people aged 12 and over in Britain have had their first dose of vaccine and nearly 81 per cent have received both doses, according to the latest figures. More than 35 per cent have received booster jabs or the third dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

Southern Indian state of Bengaluru has made both doses of Covid-19 vaccine are mandatory for people to enter shopping complexes, malls, cinema halls and theatres, said an order issued by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on December 5.

Owners and managers of such facilities have been instructed to ensure compliance to mask-wearing, social distancing and other Covid appropriate behaviours by the staff and general public at all times.

India's total tally of Omicron cases reaches 21, with seven people infected in the western Indian state of Maharashtra and nine cases of the variant reported on December 5 in Rajasthan's Jaipur.

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