Coronavirus: UAE reports 254 new Covid-19 cases, 494 recoveries, no deaths

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Dubai - The health ministry has advised residents to avoid family gatherings and meetings.

By Web Report

Published: Thu 23 Jul 2020, 9:50 AM

Last updated: Sat 25 Jul 2020, 8:28 AM

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Thursday reported 254 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 494 recoveries. No new deaths were reported.
As many as 54,000 new Covid-19 tests have been carried out, the health ministry added.

UAE recoveries have now crossed 50,000, with a recovery rate of 87.22 per cent compared with the global average of 60.4 per cent.

In a media briefing yesterday on the latest Covid-19 developments, the faithful are being asked to perform Eid Al Adha prayers at home in the UAE even as mosques will be allowed to operate at an increased capacity of 50 per cent after the Eid break, from August 3. The ministry, however, advised residents to avoid family gatherings and meetings. The official also advised residents not to distribute gifts or cash among relatives and use online means.

The authorities also announced that airlines must ensure that all returning residents have negative PCR results issued by accredited centres. The requirement that comes into effect from tomorrow (July 24, 2020) mandates that tests should have a validity period not exceeding 72 hours upon arrival in the UAE, regardless of the departure airport.

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