As the UAE intensifies virus screening in order to contain the spread of COVID-19, drive-through test centres have opened in every emirate.
ARN News reporter Maria Botros visited one of the UAE’s National Screening Centres set up by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company SEHA in Al Khawaneej area.
The five-minute test is part of the UAE's strategy to identify, isolate and treat as many patients as possible in the early stages itself.
ARN News reporter Maria Botros @mariabeedxb visited one of the UAE’s National Screening Centres set up by @SEHAHealth. Watch as she gets tested at one of the drive-through facilities located in #Dubai's Al Khawaneej area.#covid_19#tests #drivethru pic.twitter.com/HgWxHStjNI— ARN News Centre (@ARNNewsCentre) April 18, 2020
Citizens and residents can book an appointment on the SEHA hotline 800 1717 or smartphone app after answering a few questions in either English or Arabic.
Priority for free testing will be given to those showing symptoms or to pregnant women, the elderly, People of Determination and those suffering from chronic illnesses.
Elective testing is also available for AED370 and can be paid through the SEHA app.