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UAE announces 210 new Covid-19 cases, total now at 1,024

UAE announces 210 new Covid-19 cases, total now at 1,024

The country announced that 35 additional patients had recovered completely

The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention announced 210 new cases of Covid-19 in the country on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to 1,024.

The new cases were detected upon examining people who came in contact with previously infected patients and did not adhere to preventative measures or maintain sufficient physical distance, a statement said.

A number of the cases resulted from international travel.

The newly diagnosed patients, who belong to various nationalities, are in a stable condition and receiving the necessary medical care, the ministry said.

The announcement marks the largest number of cases reported by the UAE in a single day so far.

The ministry also announced that 35 additional individuals had completely recovered, bringing the total number of those cured of the virus in the UAE to 96.

The current Covid-19 death toll in the country stands at eight.

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The UAE is currently setting up drive-through testing centres across the country. The first one is already operational in Abu Dhabi, while the others will be set up within the next week in Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Al Ain and Al Dhafra, it was announced earlier this week.

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The country has also embarked on an extensive national disinfection programme that is currently underway between 8pm and 6am daily until the morning of April 5.

The strict measures come as globally, the number of those infected by Covid-19 crossed over one million on Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

At least 51,485 people have died worldwide, with cases reported in 180 countries and regions.

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