UAE and Bahrain exceed 50% in COVID-19 testing rate

The United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain have become at the forefront of countries that conducted screening tests for the “COVID-19” virus and exceeded 50% in COVID-19 testing rate, which indicates that scientists and specialists in these two Gulf countries can accurately analyze the extent of the epidemic with the ability to monitor data related to the level. The largest outbreak per capita is greater than any other country in the world.

The precedence of the UAE and Bahrain in COVID-19 testing rate

Up to this point, countries have not been able to examine half of their population of citizens and residents, except for countries with small population numbers such as Monaco (38,000 people), Gibraltar (33,000 people) and the Falkland Islands (3,000 people). While the United Kingdom achieved an examination and COVID-19 testing rate of 19.5%, and the United States of America stopped at 18.6%, after the UAE (52.7%), Bahrain (50.3%) and Denmark (27.7%) which will be the next country that will reach this percentage, followed by Singapore ( 25.2%).

Screening tests played a major role in the COVID-19 testing rate containment strategy across the Gulf Cooperation Council states, as all confirmed cases were isolated and treated. Public buses have also been converted into mobile test units and citizens have been called in for tests at random. Early interventions included checks at entry points and restrictions on travel from high-risk areas. The Kingdom of Bahrain has used multilingual robots in isolation wards to check body temperatures, administer medicines, provide meals, and sterilize treatment rooms with UV rays.

All confirmed cases are being isolated and treated, with those unable to maintain social distancing at home and housing them in quarantine centers. It is also required, as a precaution, for those entering the Kingdom to isolate themselves for a period of 10 days upon arrival. Police in the UAE have deployed smart helmets that are able to check the temperatures of hundreds of people every minute.

The first world’s countries to hit 50% COVID-19 testing rate

The Kingdom of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates lead most countries in the world in terms of examination and COVID-19 testing rate, as they are ranked fifth and sixth in a row in the world for the rate of tests per million people. This comes after research indicated that the rate of recovery from COVID-19 testing rate in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries was much higher than the global average. On average, 75% of cases have recovered in Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman, much higher than the global average of 57%.

Each member state of the Gulf Cooperation Council scored much higher than the global average, with Bahrain leading the group by 84%, followed by Kuwait (81%), the UAE (78%), Saudi Arabia (70%) and Oman (61%), where the figures presented represent From, the percentage of citizens of a country with confirmed infection with the virus who have fully recovered.

The recovery rate has emerged as an important measure of the effectiveness of countries’ ongoing response to the epidemic, after the global number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has reached more than 18.7 million, due to COVID-19 testing rate conducted by the UAE government, at a time as governments around the world prepare for a second wave of infections.

Source: arabianbusiness
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