On Saturday, Sharjah Police alerted residents about the Ministry of Health and Prevention campaign on free COVID-19 tests from July 5. Sharjah residents received an SMS on their phones about free testing. This screening campaign will last for ten days in the Al Nahda area.
The campaign aims to check on the health status of residents and free them from the virus, by obtaining a free official result. The tests will be carried out at a mobile screening center set up in Al Nahda Park from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM. COVID-19 test will be conducted for adults aged 18 and above. Residents should bring their Emirates ID and show the SMS alert.
It was proved that mass testing has helped Abu Dhabi to curb the spread of the COVID-19 infection in several areas. As well as, in Mussafah, where over 570,000 tests were carried out, which fully contain the spread of the virus among residents, including industrial workers. Also, such a testing campaign in Al Dhafrah industrial areas has curbed the spread of the virus.
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.