UAE confirms 626 new coronavirus cases, announces 2.5 million tests conducted

The ministry urged people to follow social distancing and other preventive measures to avoid coronavirus transmission. (File/AFP)
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Updated 07 June 2020

UAE confirms 626 new coronavirus cases, announces 2.5 million tests conducted

  • There was also one fatality overnight, raising the death toll to 275
  • 724 people were cleared of COVID-19 infections

DUBAI: The UAE has recorded 626 new coronavirus cases overnight after conducting an additional 52,996 tests, bringing the country’s total to 38,268, the health ministry said.
There was also one fatality overnight, raising the death toll to 275, state news agency WAM reported citing the ministry.
But 724 people meanwhile were cleared of COVID-19 infections, raising the number of patient recovery to 21,061.
The government also announced that its health entities carried out over 2.5 million tests for coronavirus in the country, which is said to be the world’s highest.
The ministry urged people to follow social distancing and other preventive measures to avoid coronavirus transmission.


Syria’s air defenses intercept ‘hostile targets’ above Damascus countryside

Updated 7 min 14 sec ago

Syria’s air defenses intercept ‘hostile targets’ above Damascus countryside

CAIRO: Syria’s air defenses on Monday intercepted ‘hostile targets’ above Damascus’ southwestern countryside, state media reported.
No details were immediately available and there were no initial reports of damage or casualties.