The United Arab Emirates has recorded 2,616 new cases of COVID-19 and four deaths linked to the virus in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP).
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The total number of recorded cases in the United Arab Emirates has now reached 793,314, while there have been 2,181 deaths linked to the virus.
There were also 982 recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 755,670.
MoHAP has underscored its goal of continuing to expand the reach of COVID-19 testing across the country.
Cases in neighboring Saudi Arabia reached their highest ever daily figure of 5,362.
People who mock the UAE’s COVID-19 regulations risk jail time, federal prosecutors said in a statement on Monday.
Social media users could be punished under new laws that provide for at least two years in prison and a $ 54,000 (AED 200,000) fine for sharing misleading information, the federal emergency prosecutor’s office said in the event. crisis and disaster in a statement released by the official WAM news agency.
The UAE has introduced a number of measures to tackle a wave of omicron variant cases that have pushed daily COVID-19 numbers to the highest levels since last March.
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