Free PCR tests for UAE school students at over 200 centres

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Public school students and staff across the UAE can get free PCR tests done at over 200 centres ahead of the start of the new academic year.

Taking to Twitter, public schools regulator Emirates Schools Establishment said COVID-19 testing centres will be set up at 189 schools in Dubai and northern emirates and 37 in Abu Dhabi.

It will be available from August 25 to September 20, with the full list of centres published on Twitter.

It comes as the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority's (NCEMA) latest COVID-19 safety guidelines stipulated that students aged 12 and above, and school staff must obtain a negative PCR test with a 96-hour validity before the first day of school.

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