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Coronavirus update: DHA opens drive-through COVID-19 testing centre

The facility aims to provide an easily accessible centre to test for Coronavirus.

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced that it has opened a drive-through COVID-19 testing centre at the Al Nasr Club, Oud Metha, for the general public, as part of intensified efforts to combat the coronavirus.

Open from 8.00 am to 6.30 pm daily for both nationals and expatriates, the centre enables the public to do a five-minute test free of charge without having to leave their car. Test results will be available in 48 hours.

The drive-through facility, with a capacity of more than 250 tests per day, supports efforts to protect the health and safety of the community by giving people an easily accessible centre to test for COVID-19. The centre caters to senior citizens; pregnant women; people of determination; people with chronic diseases; and people with COVID-19 symptoms. The new centre is staffed by highly-trained medical personnel.

To book an appointment for testing, people can call DHA on 800DHA (800342). Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation text message. The text message and the person’s Emirates ID should be presented at the drive-through centre for the test to be conducted.

Following verification, DHA medical personnel will approach the car to take a nasal swab in a procedure that lasts about five minutes. Results can be viewed within 48 hours of the test by downloading the DHA app and clicking ‘Lab Results’ under Patient Services’.

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