Coronavirus: UAE reports 430 new COVID-19 infections, 760 recoveries as lockdown ends

An elderly man wearing a protective mask prays outside a mosque which has been closed to worshipers amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Sharjah, UAE, March 30, 2020. (AFP)

The United Arab Emirates has recorded 430 new coronavirus infections and 760 recoveries, the health ministry announced on Thursday, one day after the national disinfection program ended.

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The total number of infections has reached 46,563 after an additional 49,000 COVID-19 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours by health authorities.

One person who had previously tested positive for the virus has died, raising the death toll to 308 as of June 25.

Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries has reached 35,165, according to the health ministry.

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Restrictions eased, travel bans lifted

As the country continues to see an increasing number of recoveries as a result of strict measures and compliance of the public, the government began slowly lifting restrictions in recent weeks.

On Wednesday, the UAE announced the completion of its national disinfection program which was launched on March 26 and resulted in lockdowns of up to 24-hours. The nationwide campaign was aimed at combating the spread of coronavirus in the country.

Citizens and residents were also recently allowed to travel abroad to some “low risk” countries as a move to further ease restrictions. Dubai announced on Sunday that it will welcome back tourists through its airports from July 7.

The UAE was recently ranked in the top 20 safest countries in the world during the ongoing pandemic, according to a comprehensive data analysis by Hong Kong-based Deep Knowledge Group.

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Last Update: Thursday, 25 June 2020 KSA 14:47 - GMT 11:47
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