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Combating coronavirus: UAE intends to test all 9 million citizens, residents


Published on June 6, 2020 at 00.01

The country's programme to curb the spread of Covid-19 has been lauded globally.

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After introducing one of the world's most comprehensive testing and tracing regimes - the UAE has so far tested 2 million people, and intends to test nearly all nine million citizens and residents, Wam revealed in a report on Friday. (Photos: Ryan Lim/KT)
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UAE's successful effort to curb coronavirus spread since the outbreak earlier this year has been internationally-recognised as the country not only diverted resources to produce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontliners treating patients, but also carried out an extensive sterilisation, testing and tracing programme to stop the spread.
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Earlier today, UAE donated 6.6 tonnes of material to boost PPE production in UK.
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"The UAE is committed to helping fight Covid-19 wherever it can and has donated aid to 63 countries around the world," said UAE Ambassador to the UK, Mansoor Abulhoul.
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Careful supply chain management also meant the UAE did not exhaust domestic supplies of melt blown fabric, which is used in the oil industry and is manufactured in the UAE.?
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The UAE is committed to helping the world fight Covid-19. It has sent more than 716 tonnes of medical aid to 63 countries. More than 716,000 medical professionals have been assisted around the world.    
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