September 21, 2022

Coronavirus: UAE reports 593 Covid-19 cases, 628 recoveries, no deaths – News

Over 182.7 million PCR tests have been carried out in the country so far

By web office

Published: Thu 25 August 2022, 13:57

Last update: Thu 25 August 2022, 14:01

The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Health and Prevention reported 593 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus on Thursday, along with 628 recoveries and no deaths.

The total number of active cases stands at 19,205.

The new cases were detected through 236,071 additional tests.

The total number of cases in the UAE as of August 25 is 1,012,206, while the total number of recoveries stands at 990,660. The death toll now stands at 2,341.

More than one million students in the United Arab Emirates will return to full schooling for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2022-23 school year begins next week, and for students and educators, these are very exciting times.

Hazza Al Mansouri, official spokesperson for the UAE education sector, recently announced updated Covid safety protocols for educational institutions. Notable changes include removing the requirement for periodic PCR testing as well as social distancing in schools or buses, and requiring unvaccinated students to resume in-person learning.

These rules apply to public schools and colleges. Education regulators in each emirate usually issue their own rules for facilities.

Rules in Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (Adek) recently announced the Covid safety rules for students.

– Physical distancing: not mandatory

– PCR test: only required on the first day of school for students aged 12 and over and staff. The test must have been taken within 96 hours of the first day. It is also required if students or staff are showing symptoms of Covid. Routine tests are not necessary.

– Vaccination: Not mandatory for students.

– Masks: Optional outside, and mandatory inside.

– Conditions of entry to the school for visitors: Green Pass on the Al Hosn application.

Rules in Dubai

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has not announced any new Covid safety protocols for students. The previous update was announced in March.

– Physical distancing remains mandatory.

– Face masks are not mandatory outside. They remain mandatory indoors for students in Year 2 (Grade 1) and above.

– Children, students and staff who are considered close contacts but do not have symptoms of Covid are not required to self-isolate and may continue to attend classes.

– Regular and constant sanitation.

– Covid positive cases must self-isolate for 10 days.

– Schools will continue to offer distance learning to students who test positive for Covid, and close contact with symptoms while awaiting the results of a PCR test.

Meanwhile, North Korea said on Thursday it had found four new cases of fever in its border region with China that may have been caused by coronavirus infections, two weeks after leader Kim Jong Un declared victory by a wide margin. challenged on Covid-19.

North Korea’s state-run Central Korean News Agency said health workers were carrying out genetic tests on the samples taken from four people in Ryanggang province who had a fever to confirm whether they were caused by the “malignant epidemic”. North Korea often uses this term, along with “malignant virus”, to describe Covid-19 and the coronavirus.

Authorities immediately locked down areas where the fever cases emerged and plan to maintain strict restrictions and quarantines until health workers determine the cause of the illness.

“(Health authorities) pay attention to the fact that people with fever have not been infected with the malignant epidemic,” KCNA said.

The country’s emergency antivirus headquarters has dispatched “talented experts in epidemiology, virology and testing to the region” and is taking steps to “trace all people … linked to the suspected cases, and people going to and from the affected area and keeping them under strict medical observation,” the report said.

North Korea said there had been no confirmed cases of Covid-19 in any part of the country since August 10, when Kim declared victory over the virus and ordered the relaxation of preventive measures, just three months after the country recognized an outbreak.

While Kim claimed the country’s success against the virus would be recognized as a global health miracle, experts believe the North manipulated revelations about its outbreak to help it maintain absolute control. The declaration of victory signals Kim’s aim to move on to other priorities, including a possible nuclear test, experts say.