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Those testing positive for Coronavirus in Abu Dhabi can no longer self-isolate at home but must quarantine at an approved healthcare facility.

The news was broken by The National who spoke to Dr Shada Al Ghazali of Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre.

“The Home Isolation Programme has been discontinued late in August. All Covid-19 cases are isolated in assigned isolation sites and/or hotels. This came in line with the emirate’s strategy to control the spread of Covid-19.”

Isolate in state run facilities

The Abu Dhabi government have declared that only state-run facilities are allowed to take Coronavirus cases. Which means you have to use one of the 1,200 beds in Abu Dhabi field hospitals or isolate in one of the designated hotels.

Once you test positive for Coronavirus in Abu Dhabi, you must enter quarantine until your Covid-19 test results come back negative following your quarantine.

The change comes as UAE Ministry of Health announced 735 new cases on Wednesday, marking the highest daily total since May 27.

Meanwhile, the Abu Dhabi Media Office announced that any schools with suspected cases will move to online learning until there are no positive test results.

Keep up to date with the latest news from across the region with our DubaiLAD page here.

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