Coronavirus: UAE records 971 new cases

Infections continue to fall as the country cautiously returns to normality

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The UAE reported 971 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday.

It brings its total number of infections to 723,263 as cases continue to fall.

The latest figures came after 302,164 tests were carried out.

One person died from complications related to Covid-19, bringing the total death toll to 2,046.

Another 1,387 people beat the virus, raising the number of recoveries to 712,521.

Active cases have declined to 8,696.

Cases have been falling in recent weeks as mass testing and one of the world's fastest vaccination drives have seen the UAE curb the virus.

Rules are also being lifted as the UAE cautiously returns to normal.

Abu Dhabi will remove the requirement to quarantine on arrival for vaccinated travellers from all international destinations from Sunday.

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee said all travellers, vaccinated and unvaccinated, must present a negative result from a PCR test taken 48 hours before departure.

Updated: September 05, 2021, 10:26 AM