The United Arab Emirates reported 731 new coronavirus cases after more than 40,000 tests were conducted across the country, the Ministry of Health announced.\r\nThis brings the total number of confirmed cases in the UAE to 23,358.\r\nSix people of different nationalities died of complications due to the virus, the ministry added. The coronavirus death toll in the UAE is now 220.\r\nMeanwhile, the ministry said that 8,512 people have recovered from the virus so far.\r\nThe spokeswoman for the UAE Government on Saturday urged the public to adhere to social distancing measures and avoid large gatherings during the upcoming Eid al-Fitr holiday.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nUAEGov\r\n\r\n\u2714@uaegov\r\n\r\n\u00a0\u00b7\u00a017h\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nReplying to @uaegov\r\n\r\nDr. Al Shamsi: As we will soon be celebrating the Eid, under unusual circumstances, we will continue to show our family bonds and social cohesion by being committed to social distancing to protect their health and ours. #UAEGov\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nUAEGov\r\n\r\n\u2714@uaegov\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDr. Al Shamsi: We urge the public to continue to follow health practices and abide by the measures taken to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. #UAEGov\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n18\r\n8:49 PM - May 16, 2020\r\nTwitter Ads info and privacy\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSee UAEGov's other Tweets\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\u201cBecause Eid is associated with social visits, gatherings, and banquets, we advise all families to avoid these habits,\u201d she said.\r\nCases in the UAE have been on the rise in the past week, with\u00a0769 new infections reported yesterday,\u00a0747 the day before, and\u00a0698 cases confirmed on Thursday.\r\nHowever, despite the increase in daily reported cases, the country began loosening restrictions at the start of the holy month of Ramadan. Since then, malls, restaurants, and hotel beaches have reopened.