(MENAFN- Khaleej Times)
Published: Sat 14 May 2022, 2:05 PM
Last updated: Sat 14 May 2022, 2:16 PM
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Saturday reported 352 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 288 recoveries and no deaths.
Over 158.6 million PCR tests have been conducted in the country so far.
Total active cases stand at 14,034.
The new cases were detected through 220,124 additional tests.
The total number of cases in UAE as on May 14 are 902,161, while total recoveries stand at 885,825. The death toll now stands at 2,302.
North Korea on Saturday reported 21 new deaths and 174,440 more people with fever symptoms as the country scrambles to slow the spread of Covid-19 across its unvaccinated population.
The new deaths and cases, which were from Friday, increased total numbers to 27 deaths and 524,440 illnesses amid a rapid spread of fever since late April. North Korea said 243,630 people had recovered and 280,810 remained in quarantine . State media didn't specify how many of the fever cases and deaths were confirmed as Covid-19 infections.
The country imposed what it described as maximum preventive measures on Thursday after confirming its first Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. It had previously held for more than two years to a widely doubted claim of a perfect record keeping out the virus that has spread to nearly every place in the world.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a ruling party Politburo meeting on Saturday described the outbreak as a historically“huge disruption” and called for unity between the government and people to stabilise the outbreak as quickly as possible.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tested positive for Covid-19 with moderate symptoms, her office said in a statement on Saturday.
She will not be in parliament for the government's emissions reduction plan on Monday and the budget on Thursday, but“travel arrangements for her trade mission to the United States are unaffected at this stage,” the statement said.
Ardern had been symptomatic since Friday evening , returning a weak positive at night and a clear positive on Saturday morning on a rapid antigen test, it said.
She has been in isolation since Sunday, when her partner Clarke Gayford tested positive , it said.
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