Coronavirus: UAE reports 596 new Covid-19 cases, 388 recoveries, 3 deaths

More than 35,000 new Covid-19 tests have also been carried out, the health ministry said

  
Dubai DED conducts 23,735 inspections since the reopening of markets beginning Ramadan, during which 22,328 shops were found fully compliant to the precautionary guidelines. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

Dubai DED conducts 23,735 inspections since the reopening of markets beginning Ramadan, during which 22,328 shops were found fully compliant to the precautionary guidelines. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Tuesday reported 596 new cases of the Covid-19, coronavirus, along with 388 new recoveries.

More than 35,000 new Covid-19 tests have also been carried out, the ministry said.

Three new deaths from the infection were also reported.

The UAE has so far carried out more than 2 million Covid-19 tests, and more than 650,000 of these tests have been conducted in the last two weeks alone, the ministry has announced.

To further clamp down on the spread of the infection, mass testing is being carried out in Abu Dhabi, and a movement ban in the emirate to support this mega initiative has been rolled out starting today.

The Abu Dhabi Police have set up 12 checkpoints at various entrances of the emirates for the week-long ban starts from today. The police announced on Monday that there is a ban on movement in and out of Abu Dhabi as well as between the emirate's regions of Capital city, Al Ain and Al Dhafra.

In a separate development, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, yesterday chaired a meeting of the Council at Dubai Airport's Terminal 3. During the meeting, Sheikh Hamdan said that Dubai Airport is the 'beating heart of the world' with Emirates airline being the artery, adding that Dubai is taking off again, sending a message of hope and optimism to the world.

He added that Dubai has presented a model of resilience and efficiency in dealing with crises to continue its journey of achievements. "We have learnt from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to defeat the impossible, and to turn the challenge into an opportunity to consolidate our achievements and benefit from our readiness and to rapidly adapt with new reality," Sheikh Hamdan said.

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