The authorities urged public to avoid social gatherings and follow social distancing guidelines.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Thursday reported 930 new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 586 recoveries.
The new infections are the highest ever recorded in the country – detected after conducting additional 82,076 tests.
The ministry also reported five new deaths, taking the toll to 398.
The total number of infections stand at 76,911 while total recoveries are 67,945.
In a statement, the ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment. The UAE has conducted over 7.7 million tests till date as part of the country’s massive screening programmes to combat the spread.
However, the ministry has urged the public to cooperate and stick to the Covid-19 precautionary measures outlined by the UAE government. According to authorities, the UAE witnessed a surge in Covid-19 cases in recent days mainly because of non-compliance of precautionary measures outlined by the country.
Yesterday’s infections are the fourth-highest recorded in the UAE. The last time 883 cases were reported in the country was on May 27, 2020. The ministry has repeatedly stressed the need to avoid gatherings and urged the public to follow safety measures such as wearing masks when stepping out of their homes and maintaining a distance of not less than two metres in public.
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