DUBAI: The UAE on Monday recorded 1,234 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 135,141, with the death toll at 497.
The ministry added that 1,516 people recovered over the previous 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 132,024.
Dubai’s economic authority said for the second consecutive day, no establishments were closed and no fines or warnings issued regarding adherence to anti-COVID-19 measures.
Meanwhile, the Mohammed bin Rashid Medical Research Institute of the Al-Jalila Foundation awarded 2.5 million dirhams ($680,652) in financial grants to five Emirati medical researchers in support of COVID-19 research and to help enhance the UAE’s capacity to address this and other viral diseases.
.@sheikhmansoor: Exploring new possibilities and breakthrough discoveries in healthcare and medical sectors is key to the #UAE’s and #Dubai’s efforts to create future-ready economic and social systems that are geared to meet the evolving needs of a post-COVID world. pic.twitter.com/S3HO9CeAUG
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) November 2, 2020
The grants in the fields of genetics, therapies and diagnostics are the first of their kind to be offered through the foundation, a member of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Global Initiatives, a charitable institution dedicated to improving the lives of individuals through education and research in the medical field.
“At a time when the world is racing against time to find solutions for eradicating the virus, well-funded research efforts are critical to mitigate current and future health and economic challenges,” said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman of the board of trustees of the Al-Jalila Foundation.
In the emirate of Ajman, the Crisis, Disaster and Emergency Team announced that it is relaxing a ban on weddings and other social events in hotels, halls and houses from Nov. 1.
فريق إدارة الطوارئ والأزمات والكوارث يسمح باستئناف إقامة الأعراس والمناسبات في عجمان pic.twitter.com/YAdBumKErD
— ajmanpoliceghq (@ajmanpoliceghq) November 1, 2020
It is permitting up to 200 people in hotels and halls, and a maximum of 50 people in homes, but social distancing measures and other preventive guidelines must be implemented.
Elsewhere, Kuwait recorded 759 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 127,293. The death toll reached 786 after four new fatalities were registered.
— وزارة الصحة - الكويت (@KUWAIT_MOH) November 2, 2020
Oman’s Health Ministry said the total number of cases had reached 116,152, with the death toll at 1,256.
— وزارة الصحة - عُمان (@OmaniMOH) November 2, 2020
In Bahrain, one death was reported, bringing the death toll to 322, while 210 new infected cases were confirmed.
Out of 10699 COVID-19 tests carried out on 2 November 2020, 210 new cases have been detected among 41 expatriate workers, 162 new cases are contacts of active cases, and 7 are travel related. There were 321 recoveries from #COVID19, increasing total recoveries to 79318 pic.twitter.com/aARR0jqlbP
— وزارة الصحة | مملكة البحرين (@MOH_Bahrain) November 2, 2020