It has also entered the planning stage for recovery, for which it had set up a national committee.
For the UAE to be able to reach the “final recovery stage”, residents’ compliance with all Covid-19 safety measures is a must, a government official said on Tuesday.
Calling Covid-19 the ultimate test of resilience, Dr Saif Al Dhaheri, official spokesperson for the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, said the UAE is one of the countries that was able to control the situation by making every possible effort. It has also entered the planning stage for recovery, for which it had set up a national committee.
“Many sectors have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, especially the health sector, economy, tourism, sports, education, aviation and transport. However, the proactive policy adopted by the UAE has allowed us to contain the situation and gradually bring back normalcy to life,” Dr Al Dhaheri said.
Recovery, he pointed out, is being able to overcome a crisis’ impact to restore normalcy in life and adapt to changes.
The UAE on Tuesday reported a 29 per cent decrease in deaths in the past week, with 15 fatalities recorded from across the country. A total of 894,104 tests were carried out from November 4 to 10, an increase of 11 per cent over the same period last week.
‘Sound steps being taken’
Dr Al Dhaheri said the latest figures indicate that the UAE is taking sound steps to overcome the crisis.
Urging public to help the government drive down the infection rate, he added: “The success of the planning stage of recovery depends on the compliance with safety measures by the community. We must comply with all safety measures and obey the authorities.”