Marked by a high rate of recoveries and a declining number of infections, a top official said Dubai is moving steadily towards overcoming the pandemic.
Dubai , Dubai
18 June 2020, 12:00 AM
30 June 2020, 12:00 AM
Dubai is on track to curbing the spread of Covid-19, a top official has said. As recoveries overtake infections for days running, health professionals say that the first phase of COVID-19 will soon be over.
Precautionary measures taken to combat coronavirus and concerted efforts by the public and the private sector as well as the community have helped Dubai achieve marked progress in curbing the spread of the virus, the city’s COVID-19 Command and Control Centre has said.
Dr Amer Ahmad Sharif, head of Dubai's Covid-19 Command and Control Centre, said a number of hospitals in the emirate do not have any Covid-19 cases. "Most government and private hospitals in the emirate have resumed diagnostic and treatment services and their capacity is not under pressure due to Covid-19 cases," he said.
The official said an analysis of indicators in the last three months shows a significant decline in cases. "The rate of infections in the last three weeks has fallen considerably while the rate of recoveries has increased. The number of cases requiring hospitalisation also saw a decline," he stressed.
Dr Sharif attributed the progress to a strong strategic plan to combat the outbreak and the cooperation of all stakeholders concerned in implementing it.
He said the awareness and commitment shown by citizens in adhering to health guidelines and precautionary measures "contributed significantly" to the progress.