From Tuesday 31 August, PCRs can cost no more than AED50 – less than US$15
The previous price limit was Dh65 in Abu Dhabi and Dh150 in Dubai, with pricing differing in the other emirates. Along with observing the new price cap, clinics must deliver results in no more than 24 hours.
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PCR tests and rapid results have been crucial to getting workplaces, schools and public events back on track.
The cost of PCR tests has been reduced several times by the authorities to ensure that they remain affordable and free tests are provided for students and employees in certain fields.