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UAE: Lockdown measures eased as Covid cases decline

Screening success: Health and prevention minister Dr. Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammad Al-Owais claimed on 17 June the UAE now ranked first in the world in terms of coronavirus testing per capita, having carried out 3m tests on citizens and residents – up from 1m in late April. The average number of tests per day is now running at around 40,000. As of 29 June, some 47,797 people had contracted the disease across the country, with 313 deaths and close to 30,000 recoveries. The number of new daily cases fell through much of June to around 400 cases a day at the end of the month, with 1-2 deaths on most days.

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