His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces has opened a first drive-through centre in Abu Dhabi. By the order, local authorities will launch such centres across UAE to test for Coronavirus.
The first test centre is based in Abu Dhabi, it will operate daily between 08:00 AM and 08:00 PM. It takes five minutes to carry out the test with a qualified member of the medical staff, using the latest methods in healthcare technology. Before coming to the test centre, individuals should make a pre-screening appointment.
SEHA created the four-lane facility to provide the most effective diagnostics and enable proactive measures to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. Having a total capacity of 600 tests daily, all the procedures are carried out on individuals whilst they stay in the vehicle.
In the next 10 days, test centres will be opened in Dubai, Sharjah (to also serve Ajman and Umm al Quwain), Ras Al Khaimah, Al Fujairah, Al Ain and Al Dhafra to provide rapid-response tests for UAE’s citizens and residents using the latest medical technology.
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.