Coronavirus: UAE reports 683 new Covid-19 cases, 440 recoveries, 2 deaths

More than 47,000 Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the country, the ministry added

  
Dubai_DED increases its field inspections to enhance consumer and business trust in offering safe shopping experiences and to support the resumption of economic activities. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

Dubai_DED increases its field inspections to enhance consumer and business trust in offering safe shopping experiences and to support the resumption of economic activities. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Sunday reported 683 new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 440 new recoveries.

Two new deaths were also reported.

More than 47,000 Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the country, the ministry added.

With rigorous and mass testing, the UAE has carried out more than 3.6 million Covid-19 tests in record time and is leading the way in global rankings for coronavirus screening.

To further improve testing, early detection and timely treatment, it was announced yesterday that residents of Sharjah's Al Nahda will be tested for Covid-19 for free from July 5. Residents of the area received an alert on their phones about the screening drive on Saturday. The testing will be carried out at a mobile screening centre set up in Al Nahda Park from 10am to 6pm. Initially, those aged 18 and above will be screened.

Meanwhile, Dubai Economy over the weekend announced the reopening of various recreational activities, summer camps, spa and massage centres and indoor theme parks with stringent safety measures. The announcement is part of phase-wise reopening of business activities in the emirate. Permitted recreation activities include fun fairs, facilities offering rides, soft play facilities, indoor playground and adventures, inflatable playgrounds, virtual reality facilities, edutainment facilities, facilities offering interactive entertainment activities, arcades and escape rooms will reopen.

However, parties and social gatherings will not be allowed and baby and toddler soft play areas will not open. All summer camps running in all types of facilities including child centres, schools, hotels, sports clubs and gyms, libraries and art centres will start functioning from Saturday.

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