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Coronavirus in UAE: New case of Covid-19 confirmed

WAM/Abu Dhabi
Filed on February 17, 2020 | Last updated on February 17, 2020 at 05.19 am
Covid-19, coronavirus, MOHAP, ministry of health and prevention

The patient is now stable.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap), announced a new Coronavirus (Covid-19), case on Monday bringing the number of those infected in the UAE to nine.

The latest case is a 37 years old Chinese was diaognised during a routine check-up which was conducted as per the World Health Organisation (WHO), standards. His condition is stable. (Coronavirus: Everything you need to know about the Covid-19 Wuhan virus outbreak)

This brings to nine the total number of COVID19 cases diaognised in the UAE, including the two patients who were recently confirmed fully recovered. The remaining six patients are still under intensive care and observation by a team of leading consultants.

The Ministry said it in coordination with health and other concerned authorities in the country, it has been following a very effective epidemiological monitoring mechanism, and taking all the necessary precautions to ensure that highly efficient preventive measures, including check-ups and observation of the people who have been in contact with patients- in accordance with the highest global practices.

It urged the public to follow the preventive procedures and to read the awareness instructions, available on its website and the official websites of health authorities in the UAE.

"The public are also advised to adopt protective health behaviours to avoid infectious diseases, including washing hands with soap and clean water, and covering the mouth when coughing or sneezing to stop the spread of germs and viruses," the statement said.


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