Covid in UAE: First look inside EHC facility where China evacuees were quarantined

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They hailed the UAE as a "country of humanity".

By Wam

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Published: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 6:00 PM

Last updated: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8:29 PM

Several people, who were evacuated from the Chinese province of Hubei and are being cared for at the Emirates Humanitarian City in Abu Dhabi, have thanked the UAE for its help.

They thanked His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for supporting them and their families psychologically and morally.
They hailed the UAE as a "country of humanity". The UAE had evacuated 215 people of various nationalities from Hubei, the epicentre of Covid-19, on March 4. Tests showed that all of them were free from the coronavirus.

They said the UAE's humanitarian initiative to save children, women, elderly people and the youth will never be forgotten.
Abdullah Wady, an evacuee, said those in Hubei had lost all hope about being saved from the virus. "The UAE's humanitarian initiative saved us. The Emirates Humanitarian City is fully equipped with care and entertainment facilities. Students were given mobile devices to continue their education remotely," he said.
Maria Fitajana said that she completed her 14-day quarantine and met with her friends. She thanked the UAE for feeding the evacuees and giving them medicines.
Tawassul Mehdi, a mother of four, said they were very worried before their evacuation and praised the UAE for its timely help. Dr Ahmed Ismail Mohammed said that he felt at home since arriving in the UAE.

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