Coronavirus: UAE announces 783 new cases

Officials said 32,000 new tests were conducted and 631 more patients had recovered

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UAE officials announced a further 783 cases of Covid-19 infections on Tuesday, bringing the country’s total to 19,661.

Authorities said 32,000 tests were carried out in the Emirates since Monday, with more than 1.3 million people having now being examined.

New figures also showed another 631 patients had recovered from the disease while two more had died.

To date, the UAE has recorded 6,012 recoveries and 203 dead. Globally, more than 4.2 million people have contracted the virus, resulting in more than 287,000 deaths.

Close to 47,000 patients worldwide remain in a serious or critical condition while more than 1.5m have recovered.

Earlier on Tuesday, Dubai authorities announced malls in the emirate would be allowed to open for longer once Ramadan ended.

Dubai Economy released a "reopening" plan setting out rules and guidelines.

Under the strategy, shopping centres and retail outlets can increase their opening hours from the current 12pm to 10pm to 10am to 10pm.

Stores will continue to ensure customer numbers are no more than 30 per cent of their total capacity, and staff numbers must be kept to 30 per cent.