COVID-19: UAE reports 716 new cases, 704 recoveries

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The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has reported 716 new Covid-19 cases and 704 recoveries on Saturday.

The new cases were identified after conducting additional 71,000 tests.

The Ministry also announced the death of three patients due to complications arising from Covid-19, taking the toll to 321.

This brings the total number of cases to 50,857 and the total recoveries to 39,857.

Earlier this week, the UAE public prosecution had published the names and photos of people who violated precautionary measures put in place to stymie the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.

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They were also fined between Dh2,000 and Dh10,000 for the violations, which included not wearing masks, breaching curfew rules, holding gatherings and attending parties, it was announced at the virtual media briefing on Wednesday evening.

Members of the public are urged to adhere to all health guidelines and follow all instructions from relevant authorities, particularly those concerning social distancing, in order to ensure the health and safety of all.

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