DUBAI: The UAE on Tuesday recorded 1,967 new coronavirus cases and three virus-related deaths.
Officials from the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said the total number of cases since the pandemic began had reached 216,699. The death toll is 685.
It was also announced that 1,866 people had recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours. The total number of recoveries is 193,321.
The UAE’s Federal Authority for Government Human Resources issued a circular urging all federal authorities to implement several procedures related to their employees and all personnel who work for them, state-run WAM reported.
The circular says “employees of ministries and federal agencies must perform a nasal swab test or PCR test every 14 days; at the employee’s own expense, with the exception of employees who have obtained the COVID-19 vaccine.”
Elsewhere, Kuwait reported 312 new coronavirus cases, raising the total number to 152,027. The death toll remained at 938 after no coronavirus-related deaths were reported in the previous 24 hours.
تعلن #وزارة_الصحة عن تأكيد إصابة 312 حالة جديدة، وتسجيل 273 حالة شفاء، ولم تسجل أي حالة وفاة جديدة بـ #فيروس_كورونا_المستجدّ COVID-19 ، ليصبح إجمالي عدد الحالات 152,027 حالة pic.twitter.com/hwWvMnENhD
— وزارة الصحة - الكويت (@KUWAIT_MOH) January 5, 2021
Oman’s health ministry confirmed 190 new cases and no deaths, bringing the totals to 129,774 and 1,502, respectively.
— وزارة الصحة - عُمان (@OmaniMOH) January 5, 2021
In Bahrain, zero deaths was reported, keeping the death toll to 352, while 229 new infected cases were confirmed.
Out of 11085 COVID-19 tests carried out on 5 January 2021, 229 new cases have been detected among 109 expatriate workers, 108 new cases are contacts of active cases, and 12 are travel related. There were 218 recoveries from #COVID19, increasing total recoveries to 91213 pic.twitter.com/aOzZHuySbf
— وزارة الصحة | مملكة البحرين (@MOH_Bahrain) January 5, 2021