Up to 7,100 people can be tested every day with the new drive-through Covid-19 testing facilities spread across the UAE, according to authorities.
A total of 14 new drive-through testing facilities are now operational, said the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA).
The country now has the capacity to conduct 10,000 tests or more daily as the figure from the drive-through facilities exclude the tests being conducted at government hospitals and out-patients clinics across the UAE.
The testing process takes between three to five minutes from registration using the Emirates ID to screening where the nurse takes the person’s nose swab. The person will then leave without any direct exposure or contact with others, including health workers.