UAE covid testing breaches two million mark

By Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 26 May 2020: The UAE Government has announced that the number of Covid-19 tests has broken the two million mark, reaching 2,044,493 screenings as part of the national plan to intensify coronavirus detection.

Dr. Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, attributed the success in conducting such a large number of tests to the tireless efforts of dedicated medical teams.

“We are adopting a proactive approach to stem the virus’ spread in the country. We are now at a critical juncture that requires individual responsibility; we all must honor our responsibility to society and stand alongside our first line of defence and our leadership to survive the crisis,” he continued.

Dr. Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, official spokesperson for the UAE Government, said an additional 41,202 tests have been conducted using state-of-the-art medical testing methods.

“As part of its intensified testing campaign, the Ministry of Health and Prevention detected 822 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases in the UAE to 30,307.”

She announced three deaths due to Covid-19 complications, taking the total number of deaths to 248, said Wam.

Al Shamsi expressed her sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wished current Covid-19 patients a speedy and full recovery.

She also noted an additional 601 individuals have fully recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 15,657. “A total of 14,402 patients from different nationalities are currently receiving the necessary treatment,” she added.

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