According to the latest update, all those who wish to visit Abu Dhabi amid the ongoing lockdown can undergo a rapid COVID-19 laser screening upon arrival. To pass a laser test, you will have to book an appointment via a dedicated website. The test costs AED 50.
A special rapid-testing facility for the coronavirus, which produces results within five minutes, has been opened up in Abu Dhabi to test people entering the emirate. The facility, which operates in a tent, is located near the last exit of the Sheikh Zayed Road (Dubai-Abu Dhabi road) before the Ghantoot border checkpoint.
“The laser-based DPI technique can detect virus-caused inflammation in blood samples within seconds”. People with a negative test result will be permitted to enter Abu Dhabi. Individuals who test positive must undergo further testing through a PCR nose swab test to confirm the source of the inflammation and are required to self-isolate until receiving results.
At the moment, a COVID-negative result is mandatory for entry Abu Dhabi. Negative test results must be shown to authorities at the border via the AlHosn app or as a text message from any hospital or certified screening center. Also, officials announced plans to set up a second instant screening center on the Abu Dhabi-Dubai border.
Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, also known as COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus which is causing illness in humans and animals. Most people infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus will feel mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without any special treatment. Older people, as well as those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, cancer or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness, and require immediate assistance. Novel Coronavirus was first identified in a cluster with pneumonia symptoms in Wuhan city, Hubei province of China, quickly spreading around the world. On early March 2020, the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic had officially started, becoming the defining global health crisis of our time. Today, it is the greatest challenge people have faced since World War II, worsened by subsequent lockdowns of whole countries, collapse of entire industries, and a major economic recession.