COVID-19: UAE reports 1,111 Covid-19 cases, 3 deaths

More than 12.5mln Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the UAE so far

  
People wearing protective face masks use their mobiles as they wait for vaccine trials at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 6, 2020.

People wearing protective face masks use their mobiles as they wait for vaccine trials at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 6, 2020.

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The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Monday reported 1,111 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 1,819 recoveries. Three deaths were also reported.

As many as 85,093 new Covid-19 tests were carried out, taking the total to more than 12.5 million Covid-19 tests so far.

Dubai on Saturday extended its stimulus package by Dh500 million to support the local economy to cope with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and expedite economic recovery. This took the total stimulus package announced by the emirate’s government this year to Dh6.8 billion. The additional package was announced by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council.

Meanwhile, the Global Village is offering a socially distanced shopping and leisure experience as it returned for its silver jubilee year on Sunday. Visitors in masks were ushered into the park after thermal camera checks. The ongoing pandemic did not seem to dip the spirit of the visitors as organisers ensured a crowd-free venue. Cultural performers and street artists had their masks up, too, as they entertained the revellers. Twenty-six pavilions highlight over 70 cultures from around the world, with Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia being the new additions. All venues at the park had bright floor stickers to ensure social distancing.

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