UAE reports 683 new Covid-19 cases, 51,540 in total

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday announced 683 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 51,540.

UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention said in a statement that the new cases of many nationalities are all in stable condition and receiving medical treatment, Xinhua reported.

Meanwhile, 440 more patients have recovered from the virus, taking the tally of recoveries in the UAE to 40,297, according to the ministry.

It also confirmed two more deaths, pushing up the country’s death toll to 323.

The UAE was the first among the Gulf countries to report Covid-19 cases.

It has been showing solidarity with China in fight against the novel coronavirus. On February 2 and March 12, the iconic landmarks in the UAE, including Burj Khalifa in Dubai, were lit up twice in the colours of China’s national flag to show its solidarity with China.

In late April, the Chinese consulate general in Dubai organized an online conference for Chinese doctors and medical experts to share experience in preventing and treating the coronavirus with their UAE counterparts.