More than 11 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the UAE so far.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Monday reported 1064 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 1271 recoveries. One death was also reported.
As many as 78,483 new Covid-19 tests were carried out in the country, the ministry said, taking the total to over 11 million tests so far.
Continuing the crackdown on Covid-19 violations, the Sharjah Police fined 5,432 individuals in a month for violating safety rules. Speaking to Khaleej Times, Major-General Saif Al Zeri Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of the Sharjah Police, said the police intensified patrolling because of the increase in daily Covid-19 cases. Patrolling units found that the most common violation was exceeding the number of people allowed to travel together in a car.
Meanwhile, more frontliners in the UAE have been given the Covid-19 vaccine. Doctors, nurses, police officers, teachers, aviation sector workers and judicial officials are among people receiving the Covid-19 vaccine as part of its emergency use in the UAE. The health ministry had in September announced an “emergency approval” for use of a Covid-19 vaccine that has been trialled in the country. Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, said the vaccine was available to the frontline workers who are at the highest risk of contracting the virus and that this will protect them from any dangers.
In Abu Dhabi, the door-to-door Covid-19 testing has been expanded in densely populated areas. Frontline heroes are conducting tests in densely populated areas of the emirate, the Abu Dhabi Government Media Office said on Twitter. The free tests are being carried out in coordination with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, Seha, the Abu Dhabi Police and volunteers. Captain Dr Aisha Al Maamari, field coordinator from the Abu Dhabi Police, said they are currently in Shakbout City to screen as many people as possible. Mass screening in Abu Dhabi started in April targeting industrial areas, including Musaffah.
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