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Abu Dhabi’s Covid-19 laser-testing at border made by-appointment only

A new laser-based DPI technique developed by the QuantLase Imaging Lab can rapidly screen travellers at the border for Covid-19

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UAE reports 393 Covid-19 recoveries, no deaths

The total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the UAE stands at 55,848

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UAE to begin Covid-19 vaccine trials with 15,000 volunteers

There will be two vaccines that will be tested during the Phase III trials


UAE reports 401 new Covid-19 cases, 492 recoveries

The new cases were detected following over 50,000 tests conducted to screen for the virus

GCC Covid-19 update: 2,779 infections reported in Saudi; Oman registers 1,318 cases

The death toll in Saudi Arabia has risen to 2,223

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UAE establishes new office to recognise and support country’s frontline workers

The Frontline Heroes Office will grant rewards, present certificates of appreciation, and nominate some to receive honorary medals too

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Emirates passengers from these 10 countries require Covid-19-negative certificates prior to their flights to Dubai

The certificates must be issued no more than 96 hours before departure

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Dnata’s DUBZ now offers Covid-19 testing as part of its home check-in services in Dubai

Dubz has partnered with Mediclinic for the service with results available between 24-48 hours of testing

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UAE approves use of Gilead Sciences’ remdesivir drug to treat severely ill Covid-19 patients

The USFDA granted remdesivir an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the treatment of hospitalised patients with severe Covid-19 infections a few weeks ago

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UAE reports 400 Covid-19 cases, 1 death; Saudi records 3,383 infections, 54 fatalities

The total number of infections in UAE and Saudi Arabia stands at 49,469 and 197,608 respectively


Update: Covid-19 tests no longer required to visit Abu Dhabi’s beaches, parks

A few beaches and parks will reopen in the first phase starting July 3, with occupancy capped at 40 per cent of the total visitor capacity

Etihad operates 106 UAE humanitarian aid charters to combat Covid-19 globally

The flights were undertaken to 54 destinations to transport medical and food aid

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Photographs of those violating UAE’s Covid-19 precautionary measures published

Officials have warned that if violations continue to occur, it could lead to a “tightening of restrictions” in the UAE

UAE reports 421 new Covid-19 cases, one death

The total number of infections recorded in the country has risen to 48,667

UAE ends National Sterilisation Programme with immediate effect

Children below 12 will be allowed to enter commercial centres and restaurants across the country

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UAE begins world’s first phase III clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine

If successful, the vaccine could enter the market by the end of 2020 or early 2021

Covid-19 impact: How should the UAE’s health insurance sector respond?

In the aftermath of the pandemic and its fallout, how should the healthcare insurance sector prepare for a post-virus era?

UAE reports 393 new Covid-19 cases, death toll touches 300

The total number of recoveries in the UAE has reached 30,996

Sweeping relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions in Dubai; children, elderly allowed in shopping malls

The new measures are in effect beginning Thursday, June 18

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SEHA showcases UAE’s first CT scanner to diagnose Covid-19-induced pneumonia

The 16-slice mobile CT scanner can evaluate patients who have contracted Covid-19 and assess the possibility of pneumonia, a common side effect of the viral infection

UAE reports 342 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths; 40% fatalities associated with diabetes

The death toll stands at 291

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Healthcare donations for Covid-19 by community fund in the UAE crosses Dhs144m

The contributions include medical tests for the underprivileged as well as the supply of medical and protective equipment

Abu Dhabi’s health department launches Covid-19 home isolation smart service on WhatsApp

The automated “Chatbot” service will allow citizens to get answers to the most common questions about the virus and home isolation recommendations from the health department

Lockdowns may have helped prevent half a billion coronavirus cases

The virus has now caused some 7 million reported cases of Covid-19, with more than 400,000 fatalities

Oman’s Ministry of Health aims 90% Omanisation across medical specialties

The ministry has already achieved 100 per cent in some specialties

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Two mobile Covid-19 screening clinics launched in Al Ain

Both the clinics are open seven days a week

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GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 528 cases, 2 deaths; Kuwait registers 4 deaths

The death toll in the UAE and Kuwait has risen to 283 and 273 respectively

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UAE registers 568 cases, 5 deaths; total infections cross 39,000

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 281

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Watch: New quarantine complex in Abu Dhabi can accommodate nearly 10,000 Covid-19 patients

It comprises 2,874 rooms and also accommodates medical staff, administrators and security personnel present on-site

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Saudi reimposes curfew in Jeddah; curbs on private and public sector operations

The kingdom reported its single highest number of daily Covid-19 infections on Saturday, June 6