UAE Government Urges Everyone To Behave Responsibly
As tweeted by the UAE government handle, as businesses reopen we all have to be responsible for our behavior and safety
The UAE government held a news briefing yesterday to update the media about Coronavirus in the UAE. Dr. Amna Al Shamsi, UAE Government spokesperson, and Dr. Farida Al Hosani, UAE health sector spokesperson updated the media about the number of tests, total number of cases and new deaths due to Covid-19.
Dr. Amna Al Shamsi said that the authorities conducted additional 42,000 Covid-19 tests. These tests revealed 726 new cases and the total number of cases now stands at 33,896. The total number of recovered cases is 17,546 with 449 cases recovering yesterday.
16,088 are currently being treated for coronavirus and the UAE government wished them full recovery.
Dr. Al Shamsi said that the government regretted to announce that "two people of different nationalities who tested positive for COVID-19 died due to complications. This brings the total death toll to 262." The government offered its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased.
Dr. Al Hosani added that people with underlying health conditions such as diabetes, heart conditions, hypertension and respiratory illnesses are at higher risk for Covid-19. It was urged for them to stay home, avoid gatherings and continue following healthy practices.
Dr. Al Hosani also said that right now it is too early and they cannot say that the spread of Covid-19 has been curbed. "It all depends on our commitment to precautionary measures put in place," she said, "and abiding to health instructions and practices particularly social distancing."
UAE recently removed the day-time lockdown as it allowed people to move within the day without the permit. The sterilization campaign, however, still continues at night. Cinemas and retail outlets are now allowed to be open with strict measures in place. "With business activities resumed," said the statement from the UAE government on their Twitter, "we might see an increase in cases if the public doesn’t act responsibly and continue to abide by measures in place. It is the responsibility of every one, citizens and residents, to cooperate and show their full commitment."