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Coronavirus: UAE confirms first cases of 2019-nCoV virus, four of a family infected

Filed on January 29, 2020 | Last updated on January 29, 2020 at 01.18 pm
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The health condition of those infected are stable and they are under medical observation.

A four-member Chinese family infected with the new coronavirus are the first confirmed cases in the UAE, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) revealed on Wednesday (complete coverage on coronavirus).

The statement clarified that "all family members are in stable condition and the situation was contained by following the most necessary precautionary measures adopted globally when dealing with infected cases".

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The ministry assured the public about the general health situation, emphasising that "it is not a cause for concern."

It added, "We advise all citizens and residents to adhere to the general health guidelines."

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MoHAP confirmed that, in coordination with health and all concerned authorities in the country, it has taken "all the necessary precautions in accordance with the scientific recommendations, conditions and standards approved by the World Health Organisation".

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