COVID-19: UAE reports 777 new cases, 530 recoveries

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The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Monday reported 777 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 530 recoveries. No deaths were recorded.

More than 61,000 new Covid-19 tests were carried out, the ministry added.

With the UAE recording a sharp spike in the number of daily Covid-19 cases, authorities have stressed that the community must renew its commitment to precautionary measures and not let the efforts of the government and frontline workers go to waste. The daily cases crossed the 1,000 mark for the first time on Saturday, with the country reporting 1,007 infections. The next highest of 994 cases was recorded over 100 days ago on May 22.

Cracking down on erring establishments, Dubai’s tourism regulator has ordered the closure of four establishments that were found to have flouted Covid-19 safety rules. The authority has also suspended the permits of 14 establishments and issued ‘final warnings’ to 19 others.

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This came as the entity spotted violations during inspection visits of hotels and tourist attractions. The entity reminded establishments to abide by the rules to keep the city’s guests and residents safe from Covid-19.

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