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Seha launches drive-thru Covid-19 test facility

ABU DHABI, March 29, 2020

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha), in collaboration with the Department of Health, Abu Dhabi, has launched a mobile drive-thru COVID-19 test centre in Sheikh Zayed Sports City for all community members.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, who opened the facility, received an in-car radio welcome voice note from SEHA requesting him to prepare his ID card and to stay put until reaching the registration point where the ID was digitally scanned. In the following stoppage point, a nasal swap was collected from Sheikh Mohamed, reported state news agency Wam.

He was then shown around the test facility and got firsthand experience of its advanced equipment. He spoke to the centre's service squad and got briefed by Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohamed Al Hamed, Member of the Executive Council, Chairman of the Department of Health, on the measures followed by the centre, where all necessary inspections take around 5 minutes.

The centre operates from 8am to 8pm 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.

"The UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, attaches paramount importance to human wellbeing and sets public safety and health on top of our priorities," Sheikh Mohamed said.

"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."



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