Coronavirus: UAE records 1,772 cases and three deaths

A further 1,769 people overcame the virus

The UAE recorded 1,772 Covid-19 cases on Monday, bringing its total to 525,567.

Another 1,679 people beat the virus, taking the recovery tally to 506,020.

The death toll now stands at 1,596, following three more fatalities during 24-hour reporting period.

These latest infections were detected as a result of 156,940 tests.

More than 44.6 million PCR nasal swab and DPI laser tests have been conducted since the outbreak began at the end of January 2020.

The number of active cases increased slightly to 17,951.

Daily case numbers have declined in recent months, after hitting a peak of 3,977 infections on February 3.

Daily numbers have remained under 2,000 for the past six days.

Abu Dhabi updates home quarantine rules for arriving passengers and residents

Abu Dhabi authorities announced an update to quarantine rules in the emirate on Sunday.

Vaccinated travellers arriving in Abu Dhabi from countries not on its "green list" will now quarantine for five days instead of 10.

Arrivals from the 23 countries on the green list already do not need to quarantine, under Abu Dhabi's coronavirus regulations.

Officials set out a series of scenarios depending on a traveller's country of origin and Covid-19 vaccine status.

These include a PCR test on arrival and subsequent tests.

Updated: May 3, 2021 03:10 PM

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