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Sheikh Mohammed visits Covid-19 command and control centre in Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed visits Covid-19 command and control centre in Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed praised the efforts of healthcare workers in successfully combating the Covid-19 virus

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Covid-19 Command and Control Centre Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, visited the Covid-19 Command and Control Centre located at the Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences in Dubai on Saturday, August 15.

Accompanied by senior government officials from the cabinet and Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, besides representatives from the university and the emirate’s hospitals, Sheikh Mohammed praised the efforts of the healthcare workers who have worked to combat the Covid-19 crisis.

“The heroic efforts of healthcare workers during the Covid-19 crisis are a source of pride and inspiration for all of us. We thank them for their commitment and professionalism and urge them to continue working with the same spirit of dedication until we completely overcome these challenges,” said Sheikh Mohammed, reported official news agency WAM.

Sheikh Mohammed said the UAE has succeeded in countering the Covid-19 outbreak and set a commendable example for the world in managing the pandemic.

The country’s scientific approach in combating the virus and the meticulous planning and collaborative spirit shown by frontline organisations helped turn the crisis into an opportunity, he added.

Dr. Amer Ahmad Sharif, head of Dubai’s Covid-19 Command and Control Centre and the vice chancellor of the Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, briefed Sheikh Mohammed on the measures that the centre has undertaken to coordinate efforts of several healthcare establishments and develop medical protocols to deal with the virus.

Last week, Sheikh Mohammed also inaugurated a new multi-disciplinary medical research centre, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Medical Research, that will research communicable diseases in the UAE including Covid-19 and was set up with an initial investment of Dhs300m.

Read: Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates Dhs300m medical research facility in Dubai

On August 15, the UAE reported 283 new Covid-19 cases, taking the overall number of cases up to 64,102.

It also reported two fatalities as a result of the virus, resulting in the death toll rising to 361.

Also, 98 individuals were reported to have recovered over the preceding 24 hours. There are now 57,571 people who have made a complete recovery from the virus.

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