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Many Dubai Hospitals Now Free of COVID-19 Cases

The Dubai Covid-19 Command and Control Centre has announced that several hospitals in the emirate no longer have COVID-19 cases and have resumed their diagnostic and treatment services. 

Recently, the UAE has been named among the countries whose responsiveness and healthcare programs to be considered the best in the world during these challenging times.  

Several Dubai Hospitals Now Free of COVID Cases
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Several Dubai Hospitals No Longer Have COVID-19 Cases – Official  

According to Dr. Amer Ahmad Sharif, Head of Dubai’s COVID-19 Command and Control Centre, the government and private hospitals in the emirate which are now free of COVID-19 cases is a clear indicator that Dubai and the UAE are now shifting towards the containment of the coronavirus disease, as shared in a report by WAM.

The COVID-19 Command and Control Centre is responsible for managing the emirate’s response to the pandemic. 

Dr. Sharif noted that Dubai’s progress is based on the rise in the recovery rate and the decline in the number of identified cases and people with COVID-19 symptoms visiting hospitals in the last few weeks.

He further explained that the UAE’s precautionary measures implemented in the emirate to combat COVID-19, and the concerted efforts of the public and private sector as well as the community, have helped Dubai achieve marked progress in curbing the spread of the virus.

Dr. Sharif pointed out that the results indicate Dubai is moving steadily towards overcoming the pandemic.

He added that the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was instrumental in ensuring a rapid response to the outbreak and developing an effective counter-pandemic approach. His encouragement inspired all teams to develop better solutions to tackle the virus.

Also, Dr. Sharif emphasized the important role of a strong strategic plan to combat the outbreak and the cooperation of all stakeholders in implementing the plan under the follow up of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai and His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.

In a unified effort to respond to the challenges brought by the spread of the virus not only in Dubai but across the UAE, task forces worked closely within a carefully designed framework supervised by the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai, headed by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dr. Sharif added. 

In an analysis of the indicators identified by the COVID-19 Command and Control Centre, the last three months show a significant decline in cases, as the rate of infections in the last three weeks has fallen considerably while the rate of recoveries has increased. Moreover, the number of cases requiring hospitalization also saw a decline.

Along with the government’s efforts, the awareness and commitment shown by citizens in adhering to health guidelines and precautionary measures contributed significantly to the progress, Dr. Sharif explained.

Despite these developments in terms of the number of cases, he emphasized the need to continue following guidelines issued by local and federal authorities and adhering to preventive measures such as physical distancing and the use of sanitizers. 

And finally, Dr. Sharif pointed out that the easing of movement restrictions in the emirate and the reopening of economic activities were smoothly implemented due to the cooperation of all members of the community. 

ALSO READ: 12 Reasons Why I Feel Safe in the UAE during the Pandemic

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