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UAE reaches over 530,000 tests, reports 53 recoveries

The UAE has reported a total of 539,195 COVID-19 tests as of today, April 8 as well as another good news of the full recovery of 53 patients, with the total number of recovered cases in the country now at 239.
UAE’s Minister of Health, His Excellency Abdul Rahman Al Owais shared the good news of the country’s efficiency in conducting tests further driven by the cooperation of all UAE citizens and residents.
“The unusual circumstances we are experiencing have revealed a laudable public commitment and cooperation of both UAE nationals and residents to abide by the measures taken to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus,” said H.E. Al Owais.
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His Excellency then furthered that among the ongoing priorities of the country’s health sector is the continuous expansion of the scope of testing in the country, thereby enabling the community to succeed through early detection , isolation, contact tracing, and monitoring of all cases.
“To date, the UAE has carried out 539,195 tests. This number reflects the efficiency of our health system and the commitment and dedication of our frontline health care workers,” said H.E. Al Owais.
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Dr. Farida Al Hosani, spokesperson for the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) then revealed that the recovery period of cases vary, with mild cases ranging from two weeks to one month. “Those with advanced cases may exceed this period,” said Dr. Al Hosani.
Dr. Al Hosani then reiterated her call to the public to use personal protective equipment like masks and gloves and that the public should be mindful to dispose of these properly once used.

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