By Bernd Debusmann Jr
To date, 31,969 cases of Covid-19 have been detected in the country
UAE authorities have warned that the resumption of economic activities in the country does not mean that the Covid-19 pandemic is over, with 883 new cases detected in the last 24 hours.
On Wednesday, the government announced that the UAE’s total number of recorded infections to date has now risen to 31,969.
Additionally, two more fatalities were reported, bringing the UAE’s Covid-19 death toll to 255.
According to government spokeswoman Dr. Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, 389 patients fully recovered, taking the total number of recoveries to 16,371. Another 15,343 people are still receiving treatment.
In her remarks, Dr. Al Shamsi said that the easing of Covid-19 restrictions and the resumption of economic activity across the UAE is aimed at supporting the economy, but does not mean that precautions should be lifted.
She added that the UAE’s citizens and residents are still required to implement safety measures such as face masks and social distancing, as well as avoid large gatherings and crowded places.
“Whoever thinks that the resumption of activity means the pandemic is over as mistake,” she said. “The responsibility belongs to the people and the country, and as his Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said, everyone is responsible.”
Dr Al Shamsi said the high percentage of infections is due to exposure resulting from gatherings and the lack of commitment to preventative measures.