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    UAE govt detects 63 new COVID-19 cases belonging to various nationalities

    Published on March 29, 2020

    UAE govt detects 63 new COVID-19 cases belonging to various nationalities The UAE government has detected 63 new COVID-19 cases belonging to various nationalities, taking the total tally of infections in the UAE to 468.


    The UAE Health authorities said that the new cases, who are receiving necessary medical treatment, belong to various nationalities, including one each from Kyrgyzstan, Somalia, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria; two each from Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Nepal; three each from Egypt; four from Britain; six from Pakistan; eight from the UAE, and 30 people from India.


    Dr. Farida Al Hosani, the official spokesperson for the UAE health sector, said that the National Disinfection Programme has been extended until April 4. The sterilisation will be carried out daily from 8pm until 6am the following morning and restrictions will continue to cover public and private facilities, streets, public transportation, metro trains and trams.


    The UAE govt also said that people with valid UAE residence visas who are currently abroad can register for Tawajudi service through Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s (MoFAIC) website, thus facilitating communication with them in case of emergency. The service can be accessed through the main page of the Ministry’s website, under Individuals Services.