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UAE leading the way in Covid-19 testing

Country is also ranked tenth in the world for coronavirus treatment

UAE leading the way in Covid-19 testing

The UAE has expanded its coronavirus drive-through testing campaign to include centres in all emirates, in addition to clinics in Mussafah for workers.

The UAE continues to be recognised as one of the best countries in the world in terms of the number of coronavirus tests per one million people.

Statistics from the Worldometer website reveal the UAE has performed over 77,550 tests per million people and has expanded its coronavirus drive-through testing campaign to include centres in all emirates, in addition to clinics in Mussafah for workers.

The country has carried out over 800,000 tests since the first case was registered at the end of January.

According to a survey by the Deep Knowledge Group, a consortium of technology companies and non-profit organisations, the UAE is ranked tenth in the world for coronavirus treatment.

The ‘Covid-19 Treatment Efficiency Ranking Framework’ rated countries based on the sophistication and effectiveness of efforts to monitor the spread of the virus, treatment of patients, as well as the capacity to develop, test, validate and deploy experimental vaccines and treatments.

The data came from sources including the World Health Organisation, Johns Hopkins University, in addition to overall economic and technological development.

There are currently 6,781 cases of coronavirus in the UAE, with 41 deaths reported so far.

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