Dubai International Airport opens in-house airport lab to process PCR tests ahead of summer traffic

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Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports at the inauguration. /Dubai Airports
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AT Reporter

Dubai, UAE – Dubai has opened one of the world’s largest in-house airport labs for processing of COVID-19 RT PCR tests at Dubai International (DXB).

The 20,000 square-foot lab located close to Terminal 2, is a result of a close cooperation between Dubai Airports, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Pure Health, and will be dedicated to round-the-clock processing of RT-PCR test samples collected from passengers.

According Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports, the facility can process up to 100,000 samples per day and provide reliable results within a few hours.

“The lab is a fine demonstration of Dubai’s collaborative approach to tackling complex challenges and achieving great results,” said Sheikh Ahmed said.

He revealed that the lab is equipped with negative and positive pressure rooms and is linked to government reporting platforms ensuring secure and easy sharing of information between health, regulatory authorities and airlines.

Sheikh Ahmed also noted that as the world’s busiest international hub preparing for a surge in passenger traffic over the summer holidays and beyond, the desire is to ensure the airport journey is safer, smoother and faster while fulfilling the required health protocols.

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