The Dubai World Trade Centre. The DHA will provide COVID-19 screening tests for visitors at the complex. Image Credit: Atiq Ur Rehman/Gulf News Archives

Dubai: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is providing COVID-19 testing services at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) for visitors said a DHA official.

Dr Farida Al Khaja, CEO of Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector said that the DHA has provided this service for company representatives, exhibitors and exhibition-goers who participate in international conferences that are hosted at DWTC. She said the move is in line with DHA’s vision to continue to provide easy and accessible COVID-19 testing services across the emirate.

New centres

In September this year, DHA added three new Covid-19 testing centres. The centres, each with a capacity to carry out 550 tests a day, are located in Al Rashidiya Majlis, Al Hamriya Port Majlis and Jumeirah 1 Port Majlis.

Dr Al Khaja said that Dubai’s capacity of conducting COVID-19 PCR tests has reached more than 80,000 tests per day; this includes both public and private sector providers. The turnaround time for the results is 24 to 48 hours.