Free covid tests in high-density Abu Dhabi areas

By Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 31 May 2020: Abu Dhabi Department of Health’s teams are visiting high density areas and tower blocks across the emirate of Abu Dhabi in an expanded campaign to identify Covid-19 cases.

DoH started Saturday targeting areas with large populations for free testing to identify asymptomatic carriers who may be unwittingly spreading the virus to others.

The fresh campaign aims to reach out to all segments of society as part of the intensified campaign to limit the virus’ spread and protect public health, said Wam.

726 new covid cases identified

The UAE Government announced on Saturday that 42,624 additional Covid-19 tests have been conducted, resulting in the detection of 726 new cases, taking the cumulative total of infections in the country to 33,896.

This includes those receiving treatment, recovered cases, and deaths. A total of 449 patients have fully recovered after receiving the necessary medical care, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 17,546.

Dr. Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, official spokesperson for the UAE Government, also announced the death of two patients from Covid-19, taking the total number of deaths to 262.

“The number of Covid-19 cases still receiving treatment now stands at 16,088 from different nationalities,” she added.

Addressing the briefing, Dr Farida Al Hosani, the spokesperson for the state health sector, underlined the necessity of people continuing to abide by the precautionary measures in place and following all necessary medical advice in order for the nation to avoid more infections.



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