United Arab Emirates reports 1,141 cases.
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On Saturday, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention reported 1,141 cases and four deaths. There were 672 recoveries.
As from Sunday, November 8, to enter UAE, one has to present a negative Polymerse Chain Reaction (PCR) test or diffractive phase interferometry laser test result. Travellers entering, must enter UAE within 48 hours of them having a negative COVID-19 test. Travellers that stay more than 4 days, would have to take another COVID-19 test, as every four days, a negative COVID-19 test has to be submitted. So if a traveller intends to stay in UAE for 8 days, he or she would have to take the test on the 4th and 8th day.
The UAE also announced that any fake information or rumors about COVID-19 will be punishable by the full extent of the law. The country has enacted an online law, to protect citizens from false information. Recently, five men that made up a story about five members of the Emirati family dying of COVID-19, were imprisoned for two years.
The authorities also announced that their PCR COVID-19 testing stations will now accept walk-in customers.
As of Saturday, UAE reported a total of 141,032 cases and 514 deaths since the pandemic began.