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UAE to Conduct More than 2 Million COVID-19 Tests

by Out and About Mag.

Dr Al Shamsi

MONDAY, JULY 6, 2020Dr Amna Al Shamsi, official spokesperson of the UAE Government, announced that the UAE government aims to conduct more than 2 million COVID-19 tests in the next two months. She emphasised that completing more tests will allow the government to detect more positive cases. 

On Monday, the UAE reported 528 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases to 52,068, while 424 new recoveries are recorded, accumulating a total of 40,721 recovered cases. Total death toll as of July 6 is 324, with a recorded death of one patient on Monday. Meanwhile, active cases in the country total to 11,023. The new cases were identified as a result of 28,000 additional tests.

Slight Surge in Cases

Cases had slightly increased during the last weekend as compared to the previous two weeks, Dr Shamsi noted. This “source of worry” might be attributed to violation of implemented public health measures, which "reflects the reckless behaviour of some residents in not complying to safety precautions." Violators shall be sanctioned with the applicable fines and penalties. She reiterated that the public should get news and information from credible sources. Individuals who spread ‘fake news’ shall also be fined. 

The UAE Government is constantly evaluating the health conditions locally and internationally  to determine the guidelines that need to be followed. To date, the country has conducted more than 4 million COVID-19 tests, ranking excellently in the global community in terms of the number of coronavirus screening conducted. The planned mass testing includes testing individuals working in client-facing roles in both public and private sectors, which include public transport drivers, medical institution workers, retail workers and government agency workers. Patients who will test positive will be quarantined and will receive medical treatment. 

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