UAE surpasses 100,000 coronavirus infections

UAE surpasses 100,000 coronavirus infections
A man wearing a protective face mask has his temperature taken outside a corner store, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the Al-Quoz industrial district of Dubai, UAE. (File/Reuters)
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Updated 07 October 2020

UAE surpasses 100,000 coronavirus infections

UAE surpasses 100,000 coronavirus infections
  • Dubai Economy closed 1 business, issued 4 fines and 2 warnings to others
  • Kuwait records 676 cases and 4 deaths, Oman reports 834 cases and 5 deaths

DUBAI: The UAE on Tuesday recorded 1,061 new COVID-19 cases, a slight increase from the previous day, where the number of cases fell just under the 1,000 mark.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention said the total number of cases since the pandemic began has reached 100,794.
The UAE, with a population of around 9.9 million people, has seen the number of daily new cases surge over the past two months from 164 on Aug. 3 to a new high of 1,231 cases on Saturday.
Six new deaths were confirmed, raising the death toll to 435.
The ministry also said 1,146 cases recovered from COVID-19 over the previous 24 hours, bringing the total to 90,556.
The UAE has a high per capita rate of COVID-19 tests. The country has carried out more than 10 million tests so far, the government statistics authority says.
During its daily inspections, Dubai Economy said it closed a real estate agent’s office and issued fines to eight establishments and a warning to a shop for not adhering to anti-COVID-19 measures.
Meanwhile, a meeting was held on the activities of the local emergency, crisis and disaster management team in Ras Al-Khaimah to discuss mechanisms for those who violate the coronavirus precautionary measures and to intensify inspection campaigns.
The low-cost Emirati airline, Air Arabia, announced that it will offer free global coronavirus medical cover for all passengers traveling from Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.

The insurance is automatically included with the booking, and no additional documents are required, it added.
“The new COVID-19 global assistance cover underlines our commitment to customers in helping them travel with confidence and additional ease of mind,” said Adel Al-Ali, the airline’s group chief executive.
Elsewhere, Kuwait recorded 676 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 108,268, while the death toll stood at 632 after four new deaths were registered.

Oman’s health ministry confirmed 834 new cases and five deaths, bringing the death toll to 101,814, with 990 respectively.

In Bahrain, one death was reported, taking the death toll to 262, with 360 new confirmed cases.

(With Reuters)