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Coronavirus outbreak: UAE embassy contact number for citizens in China

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Filed on January 27, 2020 | Last updated on January 27, 2020 at 04.53 pm
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The warning has been issued for the safety of people.

The UAE embassy in China issued a local emergency number for citizens living in the country amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The embassy urged all Emiratis - living in China - to contact  on this number: 008613811447868

Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation-UAE has issued a travel warning for its citizens.

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In its official Twitter account, the ministry called on Emiratis to postpone their travel to the People's Republic of China, "except in cases of extreme necessity".

Emiratis in China were also advised to take the necessary preventive measures issued by the authorities.

In case of an emergency or assistance, UAE nationals can call on this number: 0097180044444.

The warning has been issued for the safety of citizens over the outbreak of the coronavirus in China.

The UAE and several other GCC states have also taken all precautionary measures to prevent the entry of coronavirus.

While the UAE, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia have begun thermally screening passengers arriving at the airport, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) has reaffirmed that the UAE is completely free of the mysterious virus emerging in China.

Dubai will screen passengers arriving on direct flights from China, the emirate's airport operator said. Furthermore, Abu Dhabi International will also screen passengers arriving from China, the airport said on January 23.

Airport authorities took to Twitter to announce "Abu Dhabi International Airport has started a screening process for passengers arriving from China in an effort to ensure the health and safety of all of our travellers".


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