Coronavirus: UAE reports 449 new Covid-19 cases, 665 recoveries

Over the past few days, many hospitals in the country were declared Covid-free after discharging their recovered patients

  
Part of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority’s daily activities aimed at supporting the cultural scene while adhering to strict precautionary measures to ensure the safety of individuals. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Part of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority’s daily activities aimed at supporting the cultural scene while adhering to strict precautionary measures to ensure the safety of individuals. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle. Image used for illustrative purpose.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Monday reported 449 new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 665 new recoveries.

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 48,246 and the total recoveries to 37,076.

The authority also announced one death in the country as a result of the illness, bringing the total number of deaths to 314.

In a statement, the ministry highlighted its aim to expand the scope of testing nationwide, to facilitate the early detection of Covid-19 cases and carry out the necessary treatment.

Over the past few days, many hospitals in the country were declared Covid-free after discharging their recovered patients.

Authorities in the UAE have observed an increase in the number of violations of Covid-19 precautionary measures after the night-time movement restrictions were lifted. This includes failure to wear masks, hosting gatherings and non-adherence to social distancing guidelines.

On Sunday, authorities in the country once again showed their humanitarian side when 280 unemployed workers who were living in an under-construction building in Sharjah were rescued and moved to an air-conditioned accommodation. The Sharjah Police and a charity rushed to their rescue after a Good Samaritan highlighted their plight on a dial-in TV programme called 'Direct Line'.

In Abu Dhabi, the government has helped more than 180,000 blue-collar workers fly back to their home countries in the past three months, officials said on Sunday. The workers, many of whom lost their jobs to the pandemic, were tested for Covid-19 free of charge, and those who tested positive were treated for free. Authorities also ensured that the repatriated workers received their salaries and end-of-service benefits before they returned.

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