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UAE blames social gatherings as it sees an alarming increase in Covid-19 cases


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The UAE is now seeing an alarming increase in Covid-19 cases and the authorities are blaming social and family gatherings and the failure to adhere to Covid-19 precautionary measures by the public. 

On August 18, the country reported 365 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total number of confirmed infections to 64,906. 

The Ministry of Health and Prevention has also announced two more deaths from the deadly virus, taking UAE’s death toll to 366. 

The health agency also announced the full recovery of 115 new cases, taking that number up to 57,909 of total recovered patients. 

“Despite a significant decline in Covid-19 cases in the last few weeks, unfortunately, we see a surge in daily cases. We urge the public to adhere to precautionary measures and to avoid family and social gatherings,” Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, said.  

“Phase three of the clinical trial to develop a Covid-19 vaccine is progressive well. No side effects have been observed on volunteers to take part in the trials,” the minister added. 

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