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UAE Covid latest: Lowest priced PCR tests; second Ramadan amid Covid to begin soon

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Published on March 25, 2021 at 09.31

A round-up of major developments related to Covid-19 across the country.

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UAE Covid PCR test price slashed to lowest ever

UAE Covid PCR test price slashed to lowest ever: The cost of conducting a Covid-19 RT-PCR test has been reduced to Dh65 in Abu Dhabi, the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi said. Till date, the cost of doing a nasal swab test was Dh85 in the Capital. “The cost of Covid-19 (PCR) test is revised to be Dh65 for a single run, including collection and testing of the sample,” the health authority said.

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Second Ramadan amid Covid begins in three weeks

Second Ramadan amid Covid begins in three weeks: In three weeks, the Islamic world will begin the holy month of Ramadan, which will take place for the second consecutive year amid the extraordinary conditions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite the growing level of knowledge and awareness of the virus, the special nature of the holy month requires reiterating the importance of having a sense of individual responsibility and fully adhering to the precautionary measures.
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UAE reports 2,196 Covid-19 cases, 2,385 recoveries, 5 deaths

UAE reports 2,196 Covid-19 cases, 2,385 recoveries, 5 deaths: The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Wednesday reported 2,196 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 2,385 recoveries and 5 deaths. The new cases were detected through 226,275 additional tests. More than 36 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the UAE so far. The total number of cases in UAE as on March 24 are 446,594, while total recoveries stand at 429,573. The death toll rises to 1,456.
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Covid-19 survey: UAE residents feel safe after taking the jab

UAE residents feel safe after taking the jab: Nearly half — 47 per cent — feel safe against contracting Covid-19 virus and are not worried about the long-term effects of the vaccination, according to YouGov’s latest survey conducted among people who have received the jab. Very few, 14 per cent, feel unsure about contracting the virus. Women are much more likely to be unsure about the long term effects as compared to men — 24 per cent versus 10 per cent — according to the study.
 
 
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