No quarantine for returning expats if test negative

By Eudore R. Chand

DUBAI 18 August 2020: The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai has clarified that the conditions for residents returning to Dubai include the following:

Residents are required to apply for an entry permit through the website of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai.

A certificate must be presented proving they have tested negative in a valid PCR test before boarding the plane and on arrival at the airport.

All returning residents must download the Covid-19 DXB Smart App.

The mandatory 14-day quarantine is not required for residents that have presented a negative test result certificate at the airport, said Wam.

Covid-19 testing centre opens in Mirbah, Fujairah

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), represented by the Fujairah Medical Zone, has announced the inauguration of a coronavirus, Covid-19, testing centre in Mirbah, which will perform free tests for all UAE citizens and residents.

The inauguration of the centre took place in coordination with the emirate’s Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Team, in cooperation with the Fujairah Police.

The Ministry is cooperating with the Fujairah Government to deploy coronavirus testing centres around the emirate and supply them with the latest equipment and medical, nursing and administrative cadres from the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, SEHA, according to a field survey programme timeline.

The inauguration was attended by a number of residents of Mirbah and neighbouring areas who underwent coronavirus tests.

229 new cases, 100 recoveries, no deaths

The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, on Monday said it carried out 71,322 additional Covid-19 tests in the country over the last 24 hours.

The ministry said in a statement that the intense testing drive uncovered 229 new cases. This brings the total number of official cases recorded in the UAE to 64,541.

It also announced the recovery of an additional 100 individuals from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 57,794.

The ministry said no new deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.



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