Covid in UAE: daily cases cross 3,100 mark – News

The total number of active cases stands at 40,780



The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Health and Prevention reported 3,116 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus on Thursday, along with 1,182 recoveries and three deaths.

The total number of active cases stands at 40,780.

The new cases were detected through 410,949 additional tests.

The total number of cases in the UAE as of January 15 is 802,181, while the total number of recoveries stands at 759,213. The death toll now stands at 2,188.

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Anyone entering Google’s U.S. work sites will be required to test negative and be required to wear surgical-grade masks in the office, the company said.

“To help prevent the spread of Covid-19 during this time of heightened risk, we are implementing new temporary health and safety measures for anyone accessing our sites in the United States,” a spokesperson said. from Google.

Google offers free at-home and in-person testing options to its employees, dependents, and household members.

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An online petition started by a Boston high school student saying schools are a “breeding ground for Covid-19” and calling for a remote option had garnered more than 8,000 signatures by Friday morning.

The Boston Student Advisory Council, which called for a citywide strike on Friday morning, posted a series of demands on Twitter, including two weeks of remote learning and enhanced Covid-19 testing for teachers and students.

Ash O’Brien, a 10th grade student at Boston Latin School who left the building with a dozen others on Friday, said he didn’t feel safe staying in school.

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