Update: Drive-thru COVID-19 screening centre in Ras Al Khaimah
Starting 17th May under the directive of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, there will be new rules at Covid 19 screening centers.
As part of intensified efforts to combat the coronavirus, a drive thru covid-19 screening center has been open in Ras Al Khaimah.
More than 300 employees and volunteers helped build the testing centres, which span a total area of 23,000 square metres, over a period of 10 days. The facilities are staffed by 630 qualified medical, nursing, technical and administrative workers who have been trained to test drive-through patients in less than five minutes.
What are the new rules?
The UAE government has announced all Emiratis in the country will be tested for the coronavirus free of charge from next week.
Until now, the tests were free only for those who showed Covid-19 symptoms and people in high-risk categories.
The new initiative, under the directive of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed,the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, will cover all citizens and their domestic workers whether they exhibit symptoms or not, read a joint statement from the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority.
Disabled people, pregnant women, and residents over the age of 50 will also be tested free.
Those who show symptoms or have been in contact with positive cases will not be charged for the test.
Other Details on Covid Screening center RAK
Open from 10:00 am to 6.00 pm Sunday to Thursday
Everyone else must pay a Dh370 fee through the Seha app.
The UAE is mass testing people for coronavirus to identify undiagnosed cases and asymptomatic patients.
Contact and location
To book appointment for coronavirus test in Ras Al Khaimah Call 8001717 or use the Seha mobile app
National Screening Center Ras Al Khaimah
Eid Prayer Ground, Near Al Quawasim Corniche Road