By Staff writer
Government officials have warned members of the public to remain cautious even as restrictions are eased
A total of 626 new cases of Covid-19 have been found in the UAE after 52,966 additional tests were conducted, according to government statistics.
According to the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), the UAE’s total number of Covid-19 cases to data now totals 38,268.
Additionally, one more Covid-19 patient was confirmed to have died. The UAE’s coronavirus death toll now stands at 275.
Health officials have also announced the recovery of 724 more Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of recoveries to 21,061. Another 16,932 are still receiving treatment.
In a press conference, UAE health sector spokeswoman Dr. Farida Al Hosani said that the public is being urged to remain cautious and vigilant even as restrictions designed to combat the spread of the disease are eased.
“Although restrictions have been eased in some sectors and activities, individuals remain responsible for themselves and of the people around them,” she added. “Continuing to be cautious and aware remains a key factor in these exceptional times.”
In her remarks, Dr. Al Hosani also sought to assure members the public that it has not been scientifically proven to be harmful or to have any adverse effect such as suffocation.
“There are, however, some rules to be followed when wearing a face mask, including making sure that the mask is worn one time unless it is designed for reuse, that reused masks are cleaned thoroughly and replaced when work for long tines, that they are comfortable and need not be touched frequently,” he added.