On Thursday, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention reported 1,158 cases of the emerging corona virus COVID-19, along with 1,179 recoveries. Two deaths have also been reported.
The ministry added that more than 91,000 new tests have been conducted for Covid-19, bringing the total to more than 9.7 million tests so far.
Yesterday, the country reported its highest-ever daily toll of Covid-19 cases, at 1,100, along with 1,186 recoveries.
Earlier this week, authorities announced that they had detected 24,894 violations of Covid-19 safety measures during the first fifteen days of September. Failure to wear masks was high on the list of violations.
Meanwhile, 29 nurseries and kindergartens are set to reopen in Sharjah on 4 October, with strict precautions in place for Covid-19, a senior education official said.
After meeting safety requirements - including mandatory screening of all employees - nurseries obtained permission to operate from the Sharjah Private Education Authority, an official from the Sharjah Education Council said.
He added that teams from SPEA, the Department of Early Childhood Development and the Ministry of Education have all worked together in inspecting and evaluating nurseries in the emirate.
They examined every nook and cranny, reviewed sterilization practices, and researched protocols in place for employees. Inspections and monitoring will continue to ensure nurseries are in compliance with all procedures during their operations.