Coronavirus in UAE: Indian student in Dubai tests positive for Covid-19

Coronavirus, UAE, Indian, student, Dubai, tests, positive, Covid-19

Dubai - Both the student and family members have been quarantined in hospital.


A Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 5 Mar 2020, 9:03 PM

Last updated: Fri 6 Mar 2020, 8:56 AM

A 16-year-old student of an Indian school in Dubai has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The infection was contracted from the student's parent who had travelled overseas. The parent developed symptoms five days after returning to Dubai. Both the student and family members have been quarantined in hospital and are stable and recovering well. All other family members have also been quarantined.
Within the framework of comprehensive preventive measures against the spread of coronavirus, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is conducting tests and monitoring the students, staff and workers of the school that may have interacted with the coronavirus patient.
DHA has adopted stringent pro-active precautionary measures to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all students of the school and their families. In coordination with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), we have issued instructions for classes in the school to be suspended. The school is being sanitised as per international best practices in preventive measures against the coronavirus.
DHA is working closely with the Ministry of Health and other authorities and stakeholders to take counter measures against the disease in accordance with World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations and standards. 

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