Free Covid-19 testing for Abu Dhabi residents in high-density areas
Comprehensive testing is part of the best strategy to counter the virus…
The Department of Health — Abu Dhabi (DOH), in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre and SEHA, has announced an update to the Covid-19 testing policy in the emirate.
The National Screening Programme will now offer free testing to those in high-density accommodation. This is expected to include construction workers.
As part of the National Screening Programme, @DoHSocial in collaboration with @adphc_ae and @SEHAHealth, will expand the free medical and Covid-19 testing campaign to include groups of residents in high-density areas in Abu Dhabi. pic.twitter.com/FjfFPjf23K
— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) May 30, 2020
H. E. Sheikh Abdulla Al Hamed, Chairman of the DOH said “mass testing is a key pillar of Abu Dhabi’s strategy to contain the spread of COVID-19 through the National Screening Programme”
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The announcement joins the news that a movement ban will be placed on Abu Dhabi for a period of one week.
Containment being the other prong of the most effective form contagion control policy.
This week we’ve also seen a further easing of restrictions on leisure and entertainment pursuits,”to give the residents of each region various entertainment options during this period” said Sheikh Abdulla.
It’s all about finding a balance between giving individuals the most possible freedom to enjoy their day-to-day lives, and making sure they’re kept safe from the global pandemic.
Sheikh Abdulla continued “All measures implemented by Abu Dhabi government departments are part of a series of preventative and precautionary measures to reduce contact and maintain the health and safety of all community members”