The UAE government held a periodic media briefing to present developments related to the efforts of various state institutions in dealing with the emerging COVID-19 epidemic and to announce the relevant decisions aimed at promoting the full recovery process on various tracks.
During the briefing, Dr. Omar Abdul Rahman Al Hammadi, the official spokesman for the media briefing of the UAE government, presented a set of statistics and figures that reflect the developments in the health situation during the week from 20 to 27 October 2020, while Brigadier Morshed Al Mazrouei, Executive Director of Population Data at the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship announced About the authority starting the process of updating population data and the importance of that in creating a digital system that supports the health sector requirements and efforts.
For his part, Dr. Omar Al-Hammadi revealed that the week from 20 to 27 October witnessed 778,936 examinations conducted at the state level, an increase of 1% compared to the previous week, indicating that the number of confirmed cases reached 10,030, recording an increase of 12% from the previous week It is preceded by … and based on these data, the rate of positive cases from the total tests remains at 1%, which is similar to the previous week, and by comparing this rate with the rates at the regional and global levels, it becomes clear that it is lower than the rate recorded in the European Union, which is 7.7%, and the Eastern region. Middle and North Africa /6.5% /, and the countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development /6.5% /.
Al-Hammadi also revealed that this week witnessed an increase in recovery cases by 18% to reach 12,145 cases, while the total number of deaths reached 12 cases, a decrease of 45% compared to the previous week, and thus the death rate is 0.4%, which is one of the lowest rates in the world compared to all of the European Union 3.2%, Africa 2.4%, and the OECD countries 3.3%.
For his part, Brigadier Morshed Al Mazrouei, Executive Director of Population Data at the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, announced that the Authority has launched the initiative “Your data … your identity” aimed at updating personal data through the authority’s smart application or via the website on the Internet www.ica.gov .ae.
Al Mazrouei stressed that the process of updating data greatly and effectively supports the state’s efforts to confront the emerging corona virus and limit its spread, as it provides a digital system that meets the requirements of the health sector and various other sectors, as well as its pivotal role in ensuring the continuity of government services and providing them in accordance with the best standards of efficiency and flexibility. .
Al Mazrouei revealed that the first phase of the initiative is dedicated to the citizens of the United Arab Emirates, calling on them to start the procedure for updating data from Wednesday, the 28th of October, for a period of one month, provided that the updating processes for various segments of society will be resumed within the next stages that will be noted. Later.
Al-Mazrouei explained that the update in the first stage is limited to citizens of the state in the age groups from 18 to 60 years only, as it is incumbent on every adult and fully qualified individual to update his personal data and whoever falls under his family record, revealing the readiness of the call center number / 600522222 / to provide support and guarantee Immediate response to customer inquiries about the modernization process and all services of the authority.
At the conclusion of the briefing, Dr. Omar Abdul-Rahman Al-Hammadi called on everyone to continue to follow the precautionary and preventive measures and not to tolerate them, as they greatly affect society as a whole.