More than 10.4 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the UAE so far.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Wednesday reported 1,046 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 1,154 recoveries. One death was also reported.
As many as 111,882 new Covid-19 tests were carried out over the last 24 hours, the ministry added. More than 10.4 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the UAE so far.
The UAE has become the first country in the world where the number of Covid-19 tests conducted has exceeded its population (among countries with a population of more than one million). The country has conducted 10.32 million tests since the start of the pandemic. Dr Omar Al Hammadi, the official spokesperson for the UAE government, said the country conducted 720,802 medical examinations from September 30 to October 6. “This is an increase of 8 per cent as compared to the previous week. The examination revealed an increase of 16 per cent in the number of cases as 7,704 cases were recorded.” At the same time, the UAE reported an increase of 23 per cent in the number of recoveries during this period. “This brings the total number of recovered patients to 8,018.”
Meanwhile, Sharjah-based Air Arabia has become the latest UAE airline to announce a free global Covid-19 cover for all passengers traveling on its flights from Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. This cover is automatically included with the booking and no additional documents are required from passengers. The Covid-19 cover is valid for 31 days from the day of departure on the itinerary. It also includes medical expenses and quarantine costs.
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