Coronavirus: UAE reports 1,077 new infections and 845 recoveries

There are 24,173 active cases in the country

The UAE recorded 1,077 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, taking the total number of infections to 194,652.

The latest infections were detected after 94,911 tests were carried out in the past 24 hours.

Officials said two patients died of health complications, taking the death toll to 639.

A further 845 patients were given the all-clear as the recovery tally climbed to 169,840.

The number of active cases in the country increased to 24,173 as new infections continue to outstrip recoveries.

More than 19.4 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out across the country as part of a robust screening campaign.

On Sunday, Dubai Health Authority urged residents who had been vaccinated against Covid-19 to seek medical advice before travelling abroad.

Dr Alia Mohammad Al Dallal, acting director of specialised programme services at the authority, said such steps were necessary to assess potential risks.

The DHA encouraged anyone planning to travel out of the Emirates to ensure they are inoculated – be it for Covid-19 or other conditions – and to get the vaccinations at least a month prior to the journey to ensure they are fully effective.

In latest global developments, Canada , Belgium, Italy, Austria and the Netherlands banned flights from the UK after the discovery of a new variant of Covid-19 in London which is said to spread faster than others.

The UK introduced tough new measures from Sunday to contain the mutated strain of the virus.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced severe tier four restrictions for London and south-east England.