The UAE could be at risk of a second wave of the Covid-19 outbreak if residents do not adhere to the strict precautionary measures
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Thursday reported 491 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 402 recoveries. No new deaths were reported.
More than 68,043 new Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the country, the ministry added.
The UAE could be at risk of a second wave of the Covid-19 outbreak if residents do not adhere to the strict precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus, a top official has warned. "The pandemic has not ended. If UAE residents do not adhere to preventive measures, we will be on the verge of a second outbreak," Obaid Al Hussan Al Shamsi, director-general of the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, said earlier this week in an interview on Abu Dhabi TV.
Parents, meanwhile, have been told to arm their kids with personal protective kits - including face masks, hand sanitiers and gloves - whenever they attend school, as part of the measures to combat Covid-19 pandemic. The Ministry of Education (MoE) said these safety requirements were important for students as they return to schools for in-class lessons next week when the new academic year begins.
The ministry said that plans were afoot to ensure a gradual return of students of all educational stages in all UAE schools. A document related to school reopening has been developed, which contains a set of protocols, requirements and precautionary measures that must be followed by all UAE educational facilities to create a safe, healthy and learning-stimulating educational environment when operating amid the pandemic, the MoE pointed out.