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Coronavirus: UAE reports two more deaths as confirmed cases total 7,265

Plans announced to carry out testing of all citizens and residents across the country

Coronavirus: UAE reports two more deaths as confirmed cases total 7,265

The UAE has performed 25,795 tests for coronavirus over the last 24 hours.

A further two coronavirus-related deaths were reported in the UAE on Monday, taking the number of people killed by the Covid-19 virus to 43.

Farida Al Hosani, the official spokesperson for the UAE health sector said in a televised address that 484 new infections had been confirmed in the last 24 hours, with the country’s total cases rising to 7,265.

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.

Hosani said that the UAE has performed 25,795 tests in the last day and revealed that plans are in place to widen the scope of coronavirus testing to cover all citizens and residents across the nation.

The UAE has imposed movement restrictions across its emirates and has shut malls, limited restaurants to delivery only and halted the majority of its flights, with repatriation and cargo flights operating only.

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