Coronavirus: UAE reports 283 new cases, total rises to 2,359

Members of a medical team wearing protective suits clean an escalator, after a curfew was imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Dubai. (Reuters)

The United Arab Emirates has reported 283 new coronavirus cases and one new virus-related death, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 2,359, the Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday.

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Meanwhile, 19 people have recovered from the virus, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 186. The new death is of an individual of Asian origins, the ministry said.


The ministry added that all the new cases are in a stable condition and receiving treatment. Most of the cases were infected due to the failure to adhere to precautionary measures, physical distancing and home quarantine.

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The nighttime curfew in Dubai was extended to a full-day curfew on Sunday as the city continues the nationwide sanitation program to counter the spread of coronavirus.

All residency visas will also be extended in the UAE, and all administrative fines will be waived for anyone who overstays their visit visa, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported on Sunday citing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

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