UAE to increase Covid-19 testings

UAE to increase Covid-19 testings

In the wake of an increasing number of cases and to safeguard the community, the United Arab Emirates has increased the number of testings. Now, with the current regulations, intensified testing will be carried out in several areas of Abu Dhabi.


This is being done with an aim to tone down the spread of coronavirus. The Abu Dhabi Crisis, Emergency and Disasters Committee announced earlier that tests will be conducted at Al Danah, AlZahiyah, Bani Yas, Al Shamkha, and Al Shawamekh.

Through its official Twitter handle, the department said, “The committee calls on the public to fully cooperate with health authorities to complete the testing and to comply with all preventive measures.”

With Ramadan festivities in view, the UAE authorities are even more cautious than usual as the Holy month calls for getting together and family meet-ups that may become the reason for covid-19 spread. To safeguard the community from this, the officials have come up with tougher norms such as the prohibition of Iftar tents and no exchange of gifts in person.

Even from travelers, testing has increased. In Sharjah, passengers need to have a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before their travel to enter the emirate. Earlier, this requirement was 96 hours but considering the situation, the requirement has been reduced to 72 hours. 

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