Coronavirus: UAE reports 777 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

A woman waits to be tested by medical staff wearing protective equipment, amid the coronavirus outbreak, at a hospital in Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 20, 2020. (Reuters)

The United Arab Emirates reported 777 new coronavirus cases on Monday, a rise of 137 cases detected a day earlier, with no new deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, said the Ministry of Health and Prevention.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) said on Twitter that the ministry of health conducted 61,084 tests while registering 530 recoveries during the last day.

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Today’s government figures bring the total infections recorded in the country to 80,266, while total fatalities stand at 399.

On Saturday, the country reported a single-day spike of coronavirus cases with 1,007 new cases.

Authorities have warned against complacency and urged the public to follow coronavirus precautionary rules, such as practicing social distancing and avoiding large gatherings.

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Meanwhile and in a major development, the UAE on Monday issued an emergency approval for the use of a COVID-19 vaccine, currently in its third phase of testing in the Gulf country.

“The vaccine will be available to our first line of defense heroes who are at the highest risk of contracting the virus,” said the NCEMA in a tweet.

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