The Ministry of Health and Prevention has opened two new centres in Fujairah to offer free coronavirus tests.
The new facilities are in Masafi and Al Bidyah areas of the emirate.
On July 21, Sheikh Hamad bin Mohamed Al Sharqi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, instructed health officials to test citizens and residents in the emirate for free.
The free testing centres in the emirate aim to encourage people to visit the clinics to get tested.
The mass testing programme is part of the country’s early detection strategy, aimed at identifying, isolating and treating Covid-19 patients to avoid further spread of the virus.
Last month, seven health centres, four hospitals, and mobile medical facilities were allocated to provide free coronavirus tests to citizens and residents of Ras al Khaimah.