21 confirmed cases of coronavirus in UAE: Ministry

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612 people involved in the UAE cycling tour have also been quarantined in hotels and homes.


Ismail Sebugwaawo

Published: Sat 29 Feb 2020, 2:24 PM

Last updated: Sat 29 Feb 2020, 11:18 PM

The UAE has so far reported 21 cases of the new coronavirus since January 28, five of whom have recovered, the Ministry of Health and Community Protection has announced.
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612 people involved in the UAE cycling tour have been quarantined in hotels and homes and 450 of these have been screened and results showed they are not infected. Results of the rest-162 people will come out soon. All of them will remain under quarantine for 14 days.
The two Italians on the UAE cycling tour and were found infected with the virus were technicians of the accompanying teams and not riders. They didn't get in touch with the public. The Italians are apparently in good condition.
The Ministry of Education has directed all pupils in nursery schools not go to school from Sunday, March 1. The minister said the kids are vulnerable to infections because of their weak immune system.

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