Mohamed bin Zayed opens drive-thru COVID-19 test facility

ABU DHABI: Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has opened a mobile drive-thru COVID-19 test center for all community members as UAE steps up measures to contain the virus outbreak.

The facility, situated in Sheikh Zayed Sports City, has been launched by Abu Dhabi Health Services in collaboration with the Department of Health, Abu Dhabi.

The centre operates from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. every week-day and provides services to around 600 people per day, with priority given to senior citizens, pregnant women and people with chronic diseases.

Sheikh Mohamed hailed the efforts made by various sectors and institutions in the country under the current trying circumstances, specially, he said, “the country’s first line of defence against COVID-19, namely our medical and nursing teams and all those belonging to the health sector in the country,”

“We will continue taking all precautionary measures that ensure safety and protection of our citizens, residents and visitors. And since the onset of the corona crisis, we have been proactive to take all measures conducive to ensuring our social, economic and medical security in order to survive the current situation and contain its impact and repercussions.”

“We reiterate our thanks and appreciation to your sincere efforts in serving the UAE society and ensuring safety of your people,” he said, addressing the country’s health sector’s personnel.

The opening was attended by Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Undersecretary of the Court of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and a number of officials.

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