Coronavirus: Dubai’s daily capacity increases as two new centres open for PCR tests


Dubai has increased its daily Covid-19 testing capacity after the emirate’s health authority opened two new centres.

Dubai Health Authority said new facilities at the Al Safa Health Centre and Nad Al Sheba Centre for Ladies are open to the public.

PCR tests can now be done at these 10 DHA centres:

  • Al Rashidiya Majlis, Jumeirah 1 Port Majlis
  • Al Nasr Club
  • Nad al Sheba Centre for Ladies
  • Mall of the Emirates
  • City Centre Deira
  • Nad Al Hamar
  • Al Mankhool
  • Al Twar
  • Al Luasily
  • Al Safa

Appointments can be made either via the DHA app or by calling the helpline number of 800 342.

Tests can also be done at public and private hospitals in the emirate.

Coronavirus outbreak

The UAE reported 2,250 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday – the lowest number reported on any day this month.

Officials announced 3,684 new recoveries, exceeding the number of new cases by more than 1,400.

There are now 9,603 active cases in the UAE – the first time this number has fallen below 10,000 since the beginning of the year.

Another 17 patients died, increasing the number of deaths to 1,125.

The total tally of Covid-19 infections since the outbreak of the pandemic now stands at 370,425, with 359,697 patients having beaten the virus.

The Emirates carried out 197,701 tests in the past 24 hours. More than 29.3 million tests have been conducted since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Updated: February 22, 2021 11:33 AM