Coronavirus: UAE reports 532 Covid-19 cases, 1,288 recoveries, 1 death

More than 49,000 new Covid-19 tests have been carried out, the health ministry said. 

  
A hotel receptionist wearing a face mask is seen in the Atlantis The Palm hotel, as the Emirates reopens to tourism amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates July 7, 2020.

A hotel receptionist wearing a face mask is seen in the Atlantis The Palm hotel, as the Emirates reopens to tourism amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates July 7, 2020.

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The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Thursday reported 532 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 1,288 recoveries. One new death was also reported.

More than 49,000 new Covid-19 tests have been carried out, the ministry added.

At 9,679, the number of active cases in the country has dipped below 10,000 for the first time in 70 days. Prior to today, the last time the number of active cases was in four-digits was on April 30, when it stood at 9,947.

Recovery rate in the UAE is now at nearly 80 per cent, up from 55 per cent last month, and the country has been steadily leading the world in per million Covid-19 tests. With another two million tests in the next 60 days, the country will touch a whopping six million tests by the end of August.

On Wednesday, the Burj Khalifa, in a scintillating welcome to tourists, beamed a 'welcome back' show on its LED façade.

Yesterday, it was announced that a unified protocol to receive international tourists to the UAE is being prepared and will be revealed in next two weeks. "We are working with the federal authorities and other emirates to have a unified protocol across the UAE," Ali Hassan Al Shaiba, Executive Director of Tourism and Marketing, DCT - Abu Dhabi.

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