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Coronavirus: UAE confirms 277 new cases of Covid-19 as death toll reaches 11

Dr Farida Al Hosani, spokesperson for the country's health authority, has urged residents to abide by strict social distancing guidelines

Coronavirus: UAE confirms 277 new cases of Covid-19 as death toll reaches 11

Dr Farida Al Hosani, spokesperson for the country’s health authority.

The UAE recorded a further death at the hands of coronavirus on Monday as the country registered 277 new cases.

The passing of an Asian man from the virus takes the country’s death toll to 11, while the total number of cases now stands at 2,076.

Dr Farida Al Hosani, spokesperson for the country’s health authority, said all new cases had come as a result of being in contact with other carriers of the deadly Covid-19 virus.

Dr Al Hosani said the high number of cases being reported is a result of increased screening across the emirate.

However, she strongly urged residents to abide by the strict guidelines surrounding movement of people and social distancing.

In a bid to combat the spread of Covid-19, Dubai recently extended the lockdown period to 24 hours for its National Sterilisation Programme, which will run for two weeks.

In addition, all members of the public and businesses in Dubai that have been exempt from lockdown restrictions must apply for a movement permit, according to the Supreme Committee of Crisis & Disaster Management.

Dr Al Hosani revealed that an additional 23 people had recovered from the virus, taking the total number of recoveries to 167.

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