HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed orders free Coronavirus tests

According to a joint statement released today by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, MOHAP, and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority NCEMA, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has ordered coronavirus, COVID-19 free tests for the UAE citizens and domestic workers. Other categories include people of determination, pregnant women, residents who are over 50 years old, people with coronavirus symptoms and the contacts of coronavirus patients.

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This is part of the  preventive and precautionary measures taken by the UAE to contain the spread of the virus.

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This is a welcome news for these category segments in society as the UAE is making sure to combat the disease while providing what is needed for its citizens and residents.

Again, below are the segments who will be given free testing:

  • Domestic Workers
  • People of Determination
  • Pregnant Women
  • Senior Citizens older than 50
  • People with coronavirus symptoms and the contacts of coronavirus patients

The health authorities will set the dates for tests and notify the public accordingly.

MOHAP and NCEMA said the move is part of the leadership’s keen efforts to provide all support and to take all necessary action to stem the spread of COVID-19 for the safety of the community and the wellbeing of the UAE citizens and residents.

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