His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has opened a mobile drive-thru Covid-19 test centre for all community members.
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This new facility is a measure by UAE to stop the spread of the virus. The mobile test facility will be dedicated for testing individuals for coronavirus.
Seha tweeted that the mobile testing facility for Covid-19 is located in Zayed Sports City where people can be tested in five minutes.
The new centre was also visited by Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed, member of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office.
Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, SEHA is proud to launch the country’s first drive-through testing facility for COVID-19. Located in Zayed Sports City, citizens and residents can be tested in 5 minutes, with results delivered via SMS and the SEHA app pic.twitter.com/3YmVvF6BTL
— SEHA – شركة صحة (@SEHAHealth) March 28, 2020
“We will be able to overcome this with our entities’ capabilities, our values of co-operation, and the Abu Dhabi community’s awareness.” Sheikh Khalid stated in a Twitter post published by Abu Dhabi Media Office.
Today, I visited the mobile COVID-19 Test Center set up by SEHA as part of measures to contain the virus. Medical teams out in the field are the first line of protection of the UAE, their sacrifices safeguard our health. pic.twitter.com/nrO0iCFr8t
— محمد بن زايد (@MohamedBinZayed) March 28, 2020
Sheikh Mohammed said: “Today, I visited the mobile COVID-19 Test Center set up by SEHA as part of measures to contain the virus. Medical teams out in the field are the first line of protection of the UAE, their sacrifices safeguard our health.”
Timings and procedure
The centre operates from 8.00am to 8.00pm 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.
Location: Zayed Sport City
Test will take about 5 minutes
As part of the process, patients will need to book an appointment through Estijaba 8001717. People will need to participate in a pre-assessment screening, where they would need to answer questions related to their condition.
Elderly, pregnant women or people with chronic diseases will be prioritized who have contracted the virus. The test will be free for these individuals.
For the wider community who prefer to do the examination for reassurance only, the testing procedure will cost 370AED.