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Coronavirus

UAE reports 2,167 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

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The United Arab Emirates on Thursday reported 2,167 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases to 606,128, according to the official Emirates News Agency (WAM).

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The death toll rose by three to 1,741.

There were 2,172 new recovered cases on Thursday, raising the total to 585,242.

The UAE conducted 243,844 COVID-19 tests in 24 hours, WAM said.

Some members of Abu Dhabi’s ruling family are participating in a trial administering China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to children aged 3-17, the emirate’s media office said.

The trial will monitor the immune response of 900 children “in preparation to vaccinate children in the near future”, Abu Dhabi Media Office said in a Twitter post on Wednesday.

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