Coronavirus: Abu Dhabi border run eased by four new COVID-19 laser testing centers

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Four new rapid COVID-19 testing facilities have opened up across the United Arab Emirates and are offering tests for 50 dirhams ($13.60), local media reported on Sunday.

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The new centers are aimed at facilitating residents and citizens’ entry into the emirate of Abu Dhabi, which since May has required a valid negative COVID-19 test.

Two of facilities were set up in Dubai, one in Fujairah, and the forth in Ras al-Khaimah.

Unlike the results of the PCR swab test offered in clinics and hospitals around the country, which take a minimum of 24 hours to come out, the rapid laser test produces results within five minutes.

Also read: Coronavirus: No appointments to enter Abu Dhabi via border COVID-19 test until Aug 23

The tests are valid for 48 hours, and all those who test negative will be allowed to enter Abu Dhabi.

If a person’s results come back positive, then they must undergo a PCR test and self-isolate at home until they receive the results from the PCR test.

Only individuals above the age of 12 will be allowed to undergo the laser test.

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