DUBAI: The number of recorded novel coronavirus cases in the six Gulf Arab states has doubled in three months to over 800,000, according to a Reuters tally.
All countries have lifted internal curfews and lockdowns, but restrictions on gatherings and foreign travel remain, and social distancing measures are being enforced.
Since reaching 100,000 cases in mid-May, the time it takes for infections to double has widened from half a month, to one month to three months. A longer doubling rate indicates slower growth in the infection rate.
As of Tuesday, the tally in the energy producing region stood at 800,651 infections, with 6,805 deaths.
The United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain have seen daily case numbers rise again in September.
Ten days ago, the UAE recorded its highest daily number of infections since the start of the…