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5 July,

The latest steps taken by the UAE to combat COVID -19

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The UAE announced 563 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 32,532 and totally 16,685 people had recovered from the virus, total number of deaths is 258  as of May 28. 

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The UAE has taken another step to resume economic activity by reopening gyms, cinemas, and increasing free movement in Dubai from May 28. Restrictions will remain in place from 11 PM to 6 AM to continue the National Disinfection Program.

The UAE’s contact-tracing app has now been in operation for over a month and will be more effective in managing the coronavirus than a lockdown, according to the chief medical officer of the UAE’s largest healthcare network.

A genomic study of COVID-19 conducted by the UAE identified 70 mutations in the sequenced samples, 17 of which were not reported previously. The resulting sequencing data have been shared on different databases, including the global open-source COVID-19 genome database Nexstrain, which uses genetic data to help scientists globally trace the spread of outbreaks.

A number of ambassadors of foreign countries accredited to the UAE have participated in a video series highlighting UAE efforts to protect the health and safety of all foreign residents and visitors in the country, as well as repatriate nationals and provide lifesaving aid around the world. Participating countries included the UK, the US, Germany, the Philippines, Afghanistan, Switzerland, and more.

The UAE has now conducted over two million COVID-19 tests, amounting to one test for every 4.5 people and maintaining the country’s leading position globally on testing.

The UAE has opened another field hospital in Abu Dhabi with a capacity of 1,200 beds. Four additional field hospitals planned primarily for workers are slated to open in the coming days.

A new UAE-developed rapid COVID-19 laser test is showing promising results, with 85 to 90 percent accuracy. The test, which could enable more affordable mass tasting, is currently undergoing trials to further establish its effectiveness.

Emirates Airline is now providing complimentary hygiene kits to every passenger at Dubai International Airport and on flights to Dubai. These kits contain masks, gloves, antibacterial wipes and hand sanitizer, supplementing additional measures to keep passengers safe.

The UAE continues humanitarian aid and efforts to combat COVİD -19: 
The UAE has sent medical aid to Tajikistan and Iraqi Kurdistan to bolster the global fight against COVID-19. To date, the UAE has provided over 658 metric tons of COVID-19 aid to 57 countries, supporting more than 658,000 medical professionals.
The UAE has donated 200,000 testing kits worth roughly $20 million (Dh73.5m) to one of the largest coronavirus screening centers in Las Vegas, Nevada. The donation was made by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to enable thousands of Nevada residents to be tested for COVID-19.
The UAE has helped 100 Yemeni citizens return to their home country in coordination with the Yemeni Government as part of the UAE’s ongoing humanitarian repatriation efforts.

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