UAE opens 13 new coronavirus drive-through testing centres in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and more

Centres open in every emirate as UAE bids to curb the spread of COVID-19

UAE opens 13 new coronavirus drive-through testing centres in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and more

The UAE's first drive-through COVID-19 testing centre opened in Abu Dhabi in March.

Following that, the UAE revealed a number of new drive-through testing centres would open around the country.

Now, according to the Emirates News Agency WAM, under the directive of HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, 13 centres are now in operation.

The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, SEHA, has announced that all centres are equipped with the “most advanced testing systems, techniques and globally-accredited health care teams”, in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.

Seven centres have so far opened in Abu Dhabi, in Abu Dhabi City, Al Wathba and Al Bahia, as well as Al Ain, open daily from 8am until 8pm Sunday to Thursday and capable of conducting up to 600 tests each day. Two remaining centres due to open in Abu Dhabi are located in Ghatathi and Al Dhafra, which will be open from 8am until noon, and from 4pm until 8pm every day except Friday.

In Dubai, SEHA has opened centres in Port Rashid and Al Khawaneej, while there is one centre open in each of Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah. Each centre is open from 10am until 6pm from Sunday to Thursday, with up to 500 tests a day being possible.

According to SEHA, priority will be given to individuals exhibiting symptoms, or those most at-risk, including pregnant women, the elderly, people of determination and those suffering from chronic illnesses.

To book an appointment, call 800 1717 or use the SEHA app.

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