UAE Coronavirus update: 3,251 Covid-19 cases, 3,860 recoveries, 14 deaths


Over 26.5 million tests have been conducted across the country to date.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Friday reported 3,251 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 3,860 recoveries.

Fourteen deaths were also reported.

The new cases were detected through additional 148,574 tests.

The total number of cases in UAE as on February 5 stand at 320,126 while total recoveries are 297,040. The death toll rises to 902.

Over 26.5 million tests have been conducted across the country to date.

Qatar on Thursday re-imposed a slew of restrictions on education, leisure and business activities across the country in a bid to curb the spread of the ongoing pandemic.

It is the latest Gulf state to tighten restrictions in recent days.

Closer to home, Ajman’s Department of Economic Development has reduced the timings of cafeterias and cafes operating in the emirate, as a precautionary measure against the spread of Covid-19.

Effective Friday, February 5, the eateries are to shut by 12 midnight, the department said. They will be able to offer home delivery services after this time.

Meanwhile, UAE airlines on Thursday announced travel restrictions to Kuwait.

Emirates airline, Etihad Airways and Flydubai made the announcement after Kuwait said it would suspend entry for non-citizens for two weeks as of February 7, following a rise in coronavirus cases.