Abu Dhabi-run Covid-19 testing centres across UAE to operate daily

Covid-19 testing centres run by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) outside the emirate will now operate over the weekends, it was announced on Wednesday. With this, the eight screening centres would be open seven days a week at extended working hours of 10am to 8pm to increase testing capacity.

The move will help residents and visitors secure a Covid-negative certificate, which is a requirement to enter Abu Dhabi.

Seha’s Ambulatory Healthcare Services operates screening centres in City Walk, Mina Rashed and Al Khawaneej centres in Dubai; and in Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.

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The negative test results must be shown to the authorities at the border via the AlHosn app or as a text message from any hospital or screening centre in the UAE affiliated to the National Screening Programme.

Children aged under 12 years and those with medical appointments for kidney or cancer treatments are exempted from taking the Covid-19 test.

Authorities said the decision aims to help Abu Dhabi complete its mass testing programme to reduce the rate of infections.

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