Coronavirus: UAE reports 99 cases of Covid-19, 153 recoveries, 2 deaths

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The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention reported 99 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus on Sunday, as well as 153 recoveries and two deaths.

Over 88.9 million tests have been performed to date.

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The United Arab Emirates has entered a new phase of recovery after the pandemic, tweeted on Saturday Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, chairman of the Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai.

He posted a series of tweets after the 100th meeting of the Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster Management, held at the Dubai Expo 2020 headquarters. The meeting reviewed the results of Dubai’s comprehensive plan to combat the pandemic .

He said. “Under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai has adopted a very effective strategy to deal with the pandemic.”

Meanwhile, Melbourne, which has spent more time under Covid-19 lockdowns than any other city in the world, is expected to lift its stay-at-home orders this week, officials said on Sunday.

By Friday, when some restrictions are lifted, the Australian city of 5 million people will have suffered six closures totaling 262 days, or nearly nine months, since March 2020. Australia and other media say it is is the longest in the world, exceeding a 234-day lockdown in Buenos Aires.

As coronavirus cases continue to rise in the state of Victoria, of which Melbourne is the capital, the state’s double vaccination rate is expected to reach 70% this week, helping to ease restrictions.

“Today is a big day,” Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said as he announced the end of the lockdown. “Today is a day when Victorians can be proud of what they have accomplished.”