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The UAE has seen an ‘alarming’ increase in new Coronavirus infections in recent days according to the latest figures.

And the rise is due to social and family gatherings according to UAE Health minister spokesman, Dr. Omar Al Hammadi.

“Unfortunately, we have seen recently an alarming increase in the number of daily cases, compared to previous weeks. A daily increase of around 136 cases among both citizens and residents has been recorded”.

And that message was echoed by Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention.

“Despite a significant decline in Covid-19 cases in the past few weeks, unfortunately, we see a surge in daily cases. We urge the public to adhere to precautionary measures and to avoid family and social gatherings.”

Good news

Despite the rising Coronavirus numbers across the UAE, there are several pieces of good news. The UAE has to date run more than six million Covid-19 tests, making it one of the most efficient countries in the world. And the vaccine they’re helping develop is into its last stage of trials and going well.

“Phase three of the clinical trial to develop a Covid-19 vaccine is progressing well. No side effects have been observed on volunteers who participated in the trials. We value their contribution and invite more volunteers to take part in the trials,” the minister added.

Meanwhile over in Wuhan, life has started to return to normal with a recent pool party attracting thousands.

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