UAE adds more overseas covid test centres

By DG Staff

ABU DHABI 5 August 2020: The United Arab Emirates welcomes the return of all residents who are currently residing abroad, while adhering to the Emirates’ decision on pre-examination before entering the country.

This comes in conjunction with the announcement from National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority and The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, to expand the approval of the results of medical examinations to include all accredited laboratories by governments in countries around the world.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority has affirmed that all travellers coming from all countries of the world must register on the website of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, said Wam.

They must also communicate with the health centres accredited within their countries to complete the examination process within 96 hours of their flight and show a negative examination result to airlines, to ensure the health and safety of all travellers coming to the country.

It is worth noting that the UAE emphasised the necessity of facilitating travel of residents from abroad countries for purposes of family reunification.

The state also noted the need to adhere to the precautionary and preventive measures that were put in place upon their arrival to the UAE, starting with filling in the health form and performing the necessary examination as well as downloading the Al-Hosn application and adhering to all other procedures which have previously been announced.

189 new cases, 227 recoveries, no deaths

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), announced on Tuesday that it conducted 29,398 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.

In a statement, the Ministry highlighted its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.

As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP announced 189 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases in the UAE to 61,352.

According to the Ministry, the infected individuals are from various nationalities, are in a stable condition, and are receiving the necessary care.

MoHAP also noted an additional 227 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 55,090.

The Ministry added that no COVID-19-related deaths have been recorded in the past 24 hours.



UAE-wide walk-ins planned for vaccine testing

Dubai Gazette