The Ministry of Health and Prevention, UAE announced on Sunday that it conducted over 44,000 additional COVID-19 tests, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.
In a statement, the Ministry affirmed its aim to expand the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP detected 540 new coronavirus cases from various nationalities, bringing the total number of coronavirus infections in the UAE to 38,808. According to the Ministry, the infected individuals are in a stable condition and receiving the necessary care.
MoHAP also announced the death of one patient as a result of COVID-19 complications, taking the total number of deaths in the country to 276.The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wished current COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery.MoHAP also noted an additional 745 individuals have fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 21,806.
It called on the public to cooperate with health authorities and adhere to social distancing protocols and preventative measures to ensure the health and safety of all.
The spread of Coronavirus infection continued to rise in Bangladesh with record number of deaths in a single day reported in the country on Sunday.
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) informed in a virtual media briefing that 42 people died and 2,743 fresh Corona positive cases were detected in Bangladesh over the last 24 hours since Saturday. With this, the death toll due to Corona has gone up to 888 and number of total infections stands at 65,796.
In order to contain the further spread of Corona after the lifting of the lockdown on 31 May, the local administration in Narayanganj district near Dhaka decided to bring three highly infected areas under the ‘Red Zone’. The Deputy Commissioner of Narayanganj on Sunday issued an order that Amlapara, Jamtala and Rupayan in Narayanganj will come under lockdown and no one can go out or come into these areas for the next two weeks.
Earlier, on Saturday certain areas near the Rohingya refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar were also declared as ‘Red Zone’ with strict lockdown imposed in those areas.
Incidentally, Bangladesh Minister for Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) affairs Bir Bahadur Ushwe Singh who was found Corona positive has been airlifted to the military hospital in Dhaka from Bandarban on Sunday.
The first case of Corona positive person was reported in Bangladesh on March 8 while the first death due to Corona took place on March 18 in Bangladesh.
In Nepal, 213 more persons tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Ministry of Health and Population the total number of Coronavirus cases has soared to 3,448.
The COVID-19 cases are continuously increasing in the Himalayan nation and over 1800 persons have been diagnosed with Coronavirus in last one week. However, there is a good news also as 102 persons cured and discharged from various hospitals today. With this 467 people have recovered from COVID-19 so far.
Now, Nepal has 2,968 active cases, while 13 persons have died of Coronavirus. Out of 77 districts, 71 have reported Coronavirus infection till date.
Meanwhile, the global death toll from the novel coronavirus has surpassed 4 lakh with some 70 lakh infections. Johns Hopkins University said 4 lakh 135 people have succumbed to COVID-19.
The tolls include over 1 lakh 10 thousand deaths in the United States, the country with the highest death rate from the pandemic. The US also saw nearly 20 lakh infections.
After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Britain with 40,465 deaths from 2,84,868 cases, Brazil with 35,930 deaths and 6,72,846 infections, Italy with 33,846 deaths from 2,34,801 cases, and France with 29,142 deaths and 1,90,631 cases.