The increase in the number of Covid-19 infections is not a matter of concern and Dubai's healthcare system is well prepared for all emergency situations, DHA chief says.
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23 May 2020, 12:00 AM
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Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of Dubai Health Authority said, “DHA well-equipped to deal with Covid-19 infections”. He insisted that the increase in cases is normal and due to rigorous testing and screening.
"The increase in the number of cases is normal. We are continuously carrying tests and as part of the policy of the UAE government, mass screening is conducted, especially in high-risk areas such as labour accommodations." Al Qutami said during a virtual press briefing on Thursday.
On Thursday, UAE recorded 946 new infections, taking the total number of cases to 26,898.
“The ratio of new infections to recoveries is stable. Our fatalities and critical cases are much lower than the global average,” he said, adding that mobile testing units have been organised to reach homes, workplaces and worker accommodations.
Al Qutami also appealed to citizens and residents to comply with Covid-19 protocols during Eid Al Fitr.