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Covid-19: Coronavirus WhatsApp hotline set up in UAE

Ashwani Kumar /Abu Dhabi
ashwani@khaleejtimes.com Filed on March 9, 2020 | Last updated on March 9, 2020 at 04.17 pm
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Number will respond to queries about the virus.

As the number of coronavirus cases rise in the country on Monday, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has introduced a helpline number to provide immediate assistance to people to deal with the situation.

"We've established a dedicated WhatsApp number to respond to all your coronavirus (Covid-19) queries and point you in the right direction. Get in touch at +971563713090," SEHA said.

In the fight against Covid-19, health authorities have stressed avoiding close contact with anyone with symptoms of respiratory illness and mass gatherings, no handshakes and nose to nose greetings, washing hands regularly, steering clear of animals, covering mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.

The general public can make use of the WhatsApp number to clear any doubts regarding the present situation. Public have been urged to trust the measures put in place by authorities.

Additionally, the Ministry of Health and Prevention spokesperson Dr Nada Al Marzouqi has assured that 700 health experts are working around the clock to contain the spread of virus.

With educational institutions shut and focus on distance learning, the Ministry of Education has asked public to call on hotline 8005115 for any doubts.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention on Monday announced recovery of five coronavirus patients. Also, 14 new cases were recorded bringing the total number to 59.

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Ashwani Kumar

I am a newspaperman from the emirate of Abu Dhabi. A journalist at heart. I get my stories from the streets. A south Indian born in the Hindi heartland, I easily connect with people from different nationalities and cultures. I am calm like a monk, sensitive and very patient reporter. On the ground, I cover a range of topics related to community, health, embassy, tourism, transport, business and sports. I will go out on a leg to do what’s right and stand by what I believe in.


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