Coronavirus: UAE reports 1,590 cases, 1,609 recoveries

UAE slashes PCR testing price drastially

The UAE News report: The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Sunday reported 1,590 cases of the Covid-19, along with 1,609 recoveries. Five deaths were also reported.

As many as 125,232 tests were conducted across the country, taking the total number of tests to more than 21.3 million tests so far.

The total number of cases in UAE as on January 3, 2021, stand at 213,231 while total recoveries are 189,709. Death toll rises to 679. Number of active cases in the country stand at 22,843.

Schools across Dubai and Sharjah reopened today after a three-week winter break. Students were welcomed back on campus, all masked up, amid strict Covid-19 precautionary measures.

Buses operated at half capacity, signage across campuses offered social distancing instructions, and students and staff alike underwent mandatory temperature checks.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia on Sunday said that entry to the kingdom by sea, land and air would resume from January 3, after a two-week ban was enforced amid fears of a new coronavirus variant.

State news agency Spa reported that the suspension of all international flights for travellers would be lifted and borders reopened; however, some Covid restrictions will continue to apply.