Dubai extends usage of expired health insurances amid coronavirus pandemic

Dubai extends usage of expired health insurances amid coronavirus pandemic
A man, wearing a protective face mask, stands inside a dry cleaner in the Emirate city of Dubai on March 31, 2020, after the country imposed a sweeping crackdown, closing its borders and halting passenger flight among others measures to contain the virus. (File/AFP)
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Updated 03 April 2020
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Dubai extends usage of expired health insurances amid coronavirus pandemic

Dubai extends usage of expired health insurances amid coronavirus pandemic
  • People carrying expired health insurance will still receive medical treatment during the three-month period

DUBAI: The Dubai Health Authority has extended the use of expired health insurance cards for three months, effective on March 24, state news agency WAM reported on Friday.
People carrying expired health insurance will still receive medical treatment during the three-month period, the authority said.
The decision has been taken to help simplify the procedures for customers and auditors dealing with the authority during the coronavirus pandemic.
The UAE has reported on Thursday 210 new coronavirus cases, which brings the total number of infected cases to 1,024.