Coronavirus: UAE announces recovery of two patients
Published on February 15, 2020 at 00.01
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention announced today that two new Coronavirus patients admitted into one of the country's hospitals had recovered, bringing the number of recovered cases to three out of a total of eight recorded cases.
Last week, the ministry announced that Liu Yujia, a 73-year-old woman from China, was the first patient who had recovered fully from the disease. The two new patients who had recovered were also Chinese citizens, a 41-year old man, and his son, who was eight years of age, the ministry said.
The recovery by the patients reflects the efficiency of the health system in the country as the Ministry of Health and Prevention considers the health and safety of UAE citizens and residents a strategic priority which it works on in coordination with the relevant authorities in the national system and harnesses national capabilities and resources.
The Emirates News Agency (WAM) accompanied Consul-General of China to the UAE, Li Xuhang, and Dr. Fatima Al Attar, Head of International Health Regulations at the Ministry, who visited the father and his son, to congratulate them on their complete recovery. The Chinese nationals expressed their thanks and appreciation to the UAE leadership for the care and medical attention they had received.
It is reported that the other five cases are still being continuously monitored and one of them is under intensive care.