DUBAI: The UAE on Monday recorded 1,064 new COVID-19 cases and one death.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention said the total number of cases since the pandemic began has reached 107,293, while the death toll rose to 446.
The ministry also said 1,271 cases recovered from COVID-19 over the previous 24 hours, bringing the total to 98,555.
Dubai Economy closed a real estate office and issued fines to eight businesses and a warning to one shop for not adhering to anti-COVID-19 measures.
During daily inspection rounds, teams from Dubai Economy, in cooperation with Dubai Sports Council, fined five sports establishments over the weekend for failing to adhere to COVID-19 precautionary measures, while six others received warnings.
Dubai Health Authority announced that COVID-19 tests required for traveling could now be booked at some malls.
The UAE, with a population of around 9.9 million people, has conducted 10.8 million tests so far.
Meanwhile, Khalifa University of Science and Technology said a research team had developed an anti-viral eco-friendly face mask.
Helping to combat the pandemic while protecting the environment, a team of researchers from @KhalifaUni, together with partners, have successfully developed the first working prototypes of the NavaMASK – a fully biodegradable & biocompatible anti-viral adaptive face mask
— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) October 12, 2020
The scientists claim the “navamask” eliminates more than 99 percent of bacteria.
Elsewhere, Kuwait recorded 777 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 111,893. The death toll reached 664 after six new fatalities were registered.
— وزارة الصحة - الكويت (@KUWAIT_MOH) October 12, 2020
Oman’s health ministry confirmed 685 new cases and eight deaths, bringing the total to 106,575 and the death toll stands at 1,046.
— وزارة الصحة - عُمان (@OmaniMOH) October 12, 2020
In Bahrain, five deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 280, while 334 new infected cases were confirmed.
Out of 9627 COVID-19 tests carried out on 12 October 2020, 334 new cases have been detected among 101 expatriate workers, 223 new cases are contacts of active cases, and 10 are travel related. There were 438 recoveries from #COVID19, increasing total recoveries to 71687 pic.twitter.com/L0eX17VKor
— وزارة الصحة | مملكة البحرين (@MOH_Bahrain) October 12, 2020