The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention has confirmed 563 new coronavirus cases, state news agency WAM reported on Thursday.
The new cases were detected after conducting over 38,000 new tests, increasing the total number of infected people in the country to 32,532.
The authority has also reported three more fatalities, bringing the death toll to 258. There were also 314 further recoveries, bumping the total number of patients to recover to 16,685.
Meanwhile, Dubai’s government has announced the return of 50 percent of government employees to work from the office under “intensified precautionary measures” to protect their health, Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed said.
The emirate has also allowed for more businesses to reopen, such as gyms, cinemas and others, and to operate for longer hours, from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m.