Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 7 August 2020


Coronavirus: UAE records 254 new Covid-19 cases

No deaths were reported as 346 patients recovered

The UAE reported 254 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, after conducting 43,268 more tests.

The infections brought the country's total to 60,760, including recoveries and deaths, since the outbreak.

At least 346 people recovered from the virus, raising the recovery total to 54,255

And no deaths were reported, leaving the UAE's death toll at 351. The number of active cases across the country is now 6,856. Almost 90 per cent of all the UAE's recorded cases have ended in recovery.

The UAE has carried out more than 5 million tests for Covid-19 since January, making it one of the top nations for testing per capita.

As of Saturday, all travellers to the UAE will have to present a negative Covid-19 test at check-in desks before flying to the Emirates.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (Ncema) said the rules applied to "all Emiratis, residents, and tourists, arriving via the country's airports, irrespective of the countries they are coming from."

The rules also apply to all transit passengers passing through the UAE, including Dubai, which was previously exempt from some decisions.

There is a list of clinics in more than 100 cities that are recognised by the UAE authorities. If you cannot find one, you can contact your airline for advice.

Passengers should still expect to be tested a second time when they arrive at any UAE airport.

Updated: August 1, 2020 06:07 PM



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