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UAE records 2,616 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths in 24 hours

The United Arab Emirates registered 2,616 new COVID-19 cases and four virus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP).

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The total number of recorded cases in the UAE has now reached 793,314, while there have been 2,181 virus-related deaths.

There were also 982 recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 755,670.

MoHAP outlined its aim to continue expanding the scope of COVID-19 testing across the country.

Cases in neighboring Saudi Arabia reached their highest-ever daily figure of 5,362.

People who mock the UAE’s COVID-19 regulations face jail time, federal prosecutors said in a statement on Monday.

Social media users could be punished under new laws which allow at least two years’ jail and $54,000 (200,000 AED) fines for sharing misleading information, the Federal Emergency Crisis and Disasters Prosecution said in a statement carried by the official WAM news agency.

The UAE has introduced a number of measures to tackle a wave of omicron variant cases that have pushed daily COVID-19 numbers to the highest levels since last March.

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