The ministry called upon the public to adhere to guidelines from the authorities for the sake of the health and safety of all.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Wednesday, May 20, announced 941 new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, as well as 1,018 new recoveries.
The total number of Covid-19 cases in the country has now reached 26,004 and the total recoveries have reached 11,809.
The authority also announced the demise of 6 people in the country, bringing the total number of deaths in the country 233.
The ministry called upon the public to adhere to health guidelines and instructions from the relevant authorities, particularly concerning social distancing, for the sake of the health and safety of all.
As the UAE is intensifying its fight against coronavirus, the recovery rate is steadily increasing and has surpassed the rate of infections. According to health authorities, the UAE has one of the highest recovery rates in the world owing to mass testing, early diagnoses and world-class healthcare system.
Meanwhile, starting today, the National Sterilisation Programme in all other areas will be done from 8pm to 6am. Mall timings have also been revised, with shopping centres operating from 9am to 7pm from today. The sterilisation drive in industrial areas and worker accommodations in the country will happen from 6pm to 6am starting today.
In what could be a game-changer in the war on Covid, a UAE-based company has developed a laser testing technology that can give results in seconds. The novel equipment, which is expected to be available in the market in a few months, is developed by QuantLase Imaging Lab, the medical-research arm of the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange-listed International Holdings Company (IHC). The device is suitable for use not only in hospitals and public places like cinemas and shopping malls, but with a ‘little hands-on training’ it can be used for in-house testing and monitoring.
The UAE has also become the first country in the region to manufacture its own N95 respirators. The new facility in Al Ain, which started operations, has an annual output capacity of more than 30 million respirators. This is further evidence to the aggressive measures taken by the government to contain the spread of Covid-19. The UAE-made N95 respirators are in testing phase and will be available in market as early as next week with a competitive price tag.
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