More than 20 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the UAE so far.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Friday reported 1,230 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 1,386 recoveries.
Six deaths were also reported.
As many as new 143,901 Covid-19 tests were carried out, taking the total number of tests carried out in the country to nearly 20 million so far.
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Meanwhile, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) received an international recognition for being “proactive” in its Covid-19 response action plan.
The authority was honoured by the International Hospital Federation (IHF) under the ‘Beyond the Call of Duty for Covid-19 Programme’ for its “swift and innovative” action plan during the pandemic.
On Friday, the world celebrated Christmas with hundreds of millions under coronavirus restrictions celebrating a pared-down version of a holiday typically marked by travel and large gatherings.
The battle to halt the pandemic, which has claimed more than 1.7 million lives, is far from over despite the launching of mass vaccine campaigns that offer the promise of an eventual return to normalcy.
Late on Thursday, the US announced that airline passengers from Britain needed to get a negative Covid-19 test before their flight.
The US is the latest country to announce new travel restrictions because of a new variant of the coronavirus that is spreading in Britain and elsewhere.