Around 195 million PCR tests have been carried out in the country so far
The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Health and Prevention reported 324 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus on Sunday, along with 350 recoveries and no deaths.
The total number of active cases stands at 18,674.
The new cases were detected through 135,901 additional tests.
The total number of cases in the UAE as of October 30 is 1,037,347, while the total number of recoveries stands at 1,016,325. The death toll now stands at 2,348.
In addition to relaxing Covid-19 precautionary measuresthe use of EDEs and thermal scanners in commercial and tourist establishments and events has been halted in Abu Dhabi, Khaleej Times has learned.
However, the Green Pass on the AlHosn app continues to be mandatory to enter most public places, including shopping malls, in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
EDE scanners – a facial scanning technology used to detect virus infections – had been placed in entrances since last year. Thermal scanners detect elevated body temperature, which is a common symptom of Covid-19 infection.
“As instructed by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee for Covid-19 pandemic, EDE and thermal scanning in commercial and tourist facilities, and events have been canceled. Instead, the Green Pass will be applied,” reads a circular issued by the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development to establishments.
Several shopping centers have confirmed that EDEs and thermal scanners are no longer in place in their establishments.
Mall managers are optimistic that with the number of new cases remaining relatively low, the green pass requirement would also be relaxed.
“The relaxations announced last month have had a positive impact on our activities. I hope the green pass requirement will be removed as soon as the number of new infections decreases and we enter the winter season, which attracts tourists to Abu Dhabi,” a mall manager said.