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Dubai Permits COVID-19 Saliva Tests for Children

Dubai Permits COVID-19 Saliva Tests for Children

Sunday, 22 November, 2020 - 11:30
A general view shows the area outside the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, March 25, 2020. (Reuters)

Dubai's health regulator said on Sunday children aged between 3-16 could now be tested for COVID-19 by providing a saliva sample instead of the widely used nasal swab.


The saliva test had been permitted following a research study by the regulator and a local university, the Dubai Health Authority said on Twitter.


The United Arab Emirates has reported 158,990 coronavirus cases and 552 related deaths.


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