Abu Dhabi: COVID-19 rapid test results in five minutes

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A rapid-testing facility for the coronavirus, which produces results within five minutes, has been opened up in Abu Dhabi to screen people entering the emirate without a COVID-negative-result.

The facilty, which operates in a tent, was launched on Sunday. It is located near the last exit of the Sheikh Zayed Road (Dubai-Abu Dhabi road) before the Ghantoot border check point.

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee and the Department of Health said they have implemented the laser-based DPI technique to facilitate entry into the emirate. 

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“Travellers to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi can be screened for COVID-19 upon entry by a laser-based DPI technique. A negative result will allow entry to Abu Dhabi, while a positive result will lead to further testing through a PCR test,” said a statement issued by the Abu Dhabi Media Office on Tuesday morning.

“Those who undergo a PCR test must return to their residence and avoid contact with others until their results are available. Meanwhile, travellers with a negative result of the usual COVID-19 test will continue to be allowed entry within 48 hours from receiving the result.”

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The test costs Dh50.

A Covid-negative result is mandatory to enter Abu Dhabi. Negative test results must be shown to authorities at the border via the AlHosn app or as a text message from any hospital or screening centre in the UAE affiliated to the National Screening Programme.

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