Coronavirus: Abu Dhabi workers in Mussaffah to get free tests and treatment

Funded by Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, the clinics will prioritise workers with Covid-19 symptoms

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Clinics offering free coronavirus tests and treatment to workers will be set up across Abu Dhabi's industrial area.

The clinics, funded by Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, will be opened in Mussaffah and will prioritise testing low-income workers.

On Thursday, the department called on anyone with a fever, cough and is struggling to breath to seek medical attention at the specialist clinic for a free exam and treatment.

It said those over the age of 50 would be prioritised.

"This free of charge service is available to everyone, including those who are in violation of the residency regulations," the department said.

The clinics are part of Abu Dhabi Government's drive to test as many people as possible for the virus, to identify, isolate and treat patients before they can infect others.

The UAE has conducted more than 767,000 Covid-19 tests since the outbreak began.

More than a dozen drive-through testing centres, capable of testing up to 600 people each, have opened across the country to compliment the UAE's early identification strategy.

The UAE has registered 5,365 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 1,034 recoveries and 33 deaths since its first Covid-19 patients were identified in late January.