More than 13.6 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the UAE so far.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Thursday reported 1289 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 1135 recoveries. Three deaths were also reported.
As many as 131,633 new Covid-19 tests were carried out, taking the total to over 13.6 million tests so far.
The Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis and Disasters Committee for Covid-19 Pandemic on Wednesday announced new requirements for entering the emirate. Starting Sunday, November 8, all UAE citizens and expats, including returning Abu Dhabi residents, must enter the emirate within 48 hours of receiving a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or diffractive phase interferometry (DPI) laser test result. If they stay on for more than four days, they must mandatorily take a PCR test on the fourth day. The day of arrival is counted as the first day. If they stay for more than eight days, they must take another PCR test on the eighth day. The new requirements nullify the earlier rule announced on September 4, where a mandatory PCR test had to be taken on the sixth day.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, met with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Wednesday. During the meeting, both sides discussed several national issues related to making the Emirati community happy and providing citizens and residents with safety and decent lives. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed lauded the efforts of medical and nursing teams and other frontliners in the country to limit the spread of coronavirus, Covid-19, and protect members of the community from the pandemic, which requires adherence to the precautionary measures issued by relevant authorities to citizens and residents.
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