Coronavirus: UAE reports 2,250 new cases and 3,684 recoveries

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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.

Coronavirus outbreak

In new safety measures, all Abu Dhabi private school pupils aged 12 and over who have chosen face-to-face learning will need to undergo Covid-19 swab tests every 14 days, the Department of Education and Knowledge announced.

Abu Dhabi’s private education regulator also instructed teachers and staff to undergo swab tests every two weeks, in order to be permitted on school premises.

Swab tests will be provided free of charge on specific dates for each school, at designated screening centres.

On Saturday, Adek said regular inspections would be carried out at private schools and nurseries in Abu Dhabi to ensure they comply with Covid-19 safety measures.

Schools and nurseries found flouting the rules face fines of between Dh10,000 ($2,722) and Dh250,000.

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Updated: February 21, 2021 02:52 PM