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UAE logs 996 fresh Covid cases, 1,515 recoveries

The UAE today reported 996 new Covid infections, 1,515 recoveries and two fatalities, the country's Ministry of Health and Prevention said. 

Yesterday, Emirates Airlines confirmed that UAE residents with visas issued in any emirate can now land in Dubai.
Yesterday, Emirates Airlines confirmed that UAE residents with visas issued in any emirate can now land in Dubai. Photo courtesy: WRI

The new cases were detected through 329,146 additional tests, khaleej times reported. 

The total number of cases in UAE as of today are 718,370 while total recoveries stand at 705,118. The death toll now stands at 2,041.

Yesterday, Emirates Airlines confirmed that UAE residents with visas issued in any emirate can now land in Dubai.

Previously, only the holders of Dubai-issued residence visas could land in the emirate from countries where travel to the UAE is restricted, including India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, among others.

It further confirmed that holders of visit visas and entry permits from countries where travel to the UAE is restricted could fly to Dubai without the need for pre-entry approvals.

Meanwhile, authorities on Monday announced that the cost of Covid-19 PCR tests across the UAE has been slashed to AED 50.

This will be the standard rate at all medical facilities in the country, according to the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA). Results of these tests must be released within 24 hours.

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