With 48,000 tests in place, UAE detects 378 news COVID cases

▴ With 48,000 tests in place, UAE detects 378 news COVID cases
UAE conducts more tests to contain the pandemic situation

The United Arab Emirates yesterday reported 378 new cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 45,303 in the country.

According to the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, 631 new recoveries were also reported, raising the total number to 33,406. The authority also announced one death, which brought the total deaths to 303 in the country. The total number of active cases in the country is now 11,954.

In a statement, the Dubai Government said, as part of relentless efforts to contain the pandemic, authorities are continuing to increase the provision of testing across hospitals and centers.

Saudi Arabia recorded 3,393 new cases of COVID-19, raising the total number to 1,61,005, including 54,523 active cases. According to the Health Ministry, as many as 4,045 patients recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 1,05,175. Forty new deaths were also reported, bringing the death toll to 1,307

Recently,the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced that it has conducted more than 48,000 additional COVID-19 tests.In a statement, the Ministry highlighted its aim to expand the scope of testing nationwide, to facilitate the early detection of COVID-19 cases and carry out the necessary treatment.

The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished current COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery.

MoHAP also noted an additional 661 individuals have fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 32,415.

Meanwhile, schools in the UAE are looking to create micro-groups of pupils who will arrive at different times and stay in their own zones for the next academic year.

On-campus learning had been suspended across all educational institutions in the UAE in March as a precautionary measure against the spread of Covid-19. Education went online as schools and colleges implemented e-learning. Various private school groups in Dubai have expressed their intention to re-open school campuses in different stages following the summer break, reports Khaleej Times.

"We have been closely observing and communicating with schools that have opened prior to the summer in Scandinavia, the Far East and Europe and learning from their best practices. The shared, extensive knowledge gained from our international colleagues means that our schools will have a tremendous advantage derived from their collective experiences," said Alan Williamson, CEO at Taleem.

Schools are working with the authorities, education regulators, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and the Department of Education and Knowledge in Abu Dhabi (Adek) to find the best way to apparently bring back students on August 30 for the 2020-21 academic year.

"Clear guidelines have been developed that will be strictly implemented once the 'green light' is given to fully open our schools. The guidelines will be tailored by each school as their circumstances will differ depending on the curriculum, staffing, student numbers, building layout, capacity, and other factors. Taaleem is also planning 'a back to school campaign'. This will be communicated over the summer period to prepare parents, students, and staff for a safe return to their school," said Williamson.

Story  Input; UAE Schools; Khaleej Times

Tags : #UAE #MOHAP #covidTesting #UAESchools #KhaleejTimes #Dubai

About the Author

Team Medicircle

Related Stories

Loading Please wait...

Trending Now

COVID linked brain damage is going to be a realityJuly 08, 2020
Daily coronavirus death in India is the highest among the WorldJuly 08, 2020
CSIR and Laxai Sciences partners for COVID clinical trialsJuly 08, 2020
Tech Mahindra's, Bhubaneswar office sealed ; COVID-19 cases detectedJuly 08, 2020
India might see 2.87 lakh Covid cases per day by February 2021 : MIT July 08, 2020
Assam: Total coronavirus cases at 13,336; death toll 16July 08, 2020
PHC Group increases stake in SciMed to strengthen business in AsiaJuly 07, 2020
“We cannot let the pandemic stop us”; Dr. Harsh VardhanJuly 07, 2020
Merck Foundation provided oncology training to African doctorsJuly 07, 2020
Johns Hopkins reports promising clinical data in COVID-19 ARDSJuly 07, 2020
Masks encouraged next Trump rally, says White HouseJuly 07, 2020
Life-Saving HIV drugs risk running out as COVID-19 hits supplies-WHO July 07, 2020
Beijing reports zero Coronavirus casesJuly 07, 2020
One of the first for clinical trial for COVID-19 vaccineJuly 07, 2020
Australia's second-biggest city under new coronavirus lockdownJuly 07, 2020
A temple offers pandemic-hit Vietnamese workersJuly 07, 2020
Harvard, Princeton to reopen, many students barred from campus housingJuly 07, 2020
Atlanta mayor tests positive for CoronavirusJuly 07, 2020
Boris Johnson under fire for home deaths blame gameJuly 07, 2020
View mask refusers like drunk drivers: leading scientistJuly 07, 2020