COVID-19 in the UAE: 2 more patients recover, 15 new cases detected

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Two more COVID-19 patients in the UAE have made a recovery, according to the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP).

They are two Chinese nationals aged 38 and 10. 

It brings the total number of people who have recovered from the virus in the country to seven. 

The above numbers are all part of the same Chinese family who were diagnosed with COVID-19, and who are now all free of the virus. 

MoHAP has also said that 15 new cases have been diagnosed in people of different nationalities, taking the total number of cases in the UAE to 45.

The early monitoring and reporting system used by the Ministry for screening for the virus has identified 13 COVID-19 cases. 

One individual each from Thailand, China, Morocco and India, two individuals each from Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia and Iran and three individuals from the UAE.

All these cases arrived from abroad. 

Two cases, each from the UAE and Egypt, have been diagnosed with the virus  by being in close contact with confirmed cases announced previously in connection with the cycling event, the UAE Tour.

Five individuals in close contact with COVID-19 patients have also been screened, placed under health quarantine and subjected to preventive measures to curb the spread of the virus.

All cases are being monitored round-the clock, are in a stable condition and are receiving all necessary health care required. 

MoHAP is assuring the public that medical facilities have been equipped with all necessary medical equipment and supplies to provide care and take all measures required to deal with COVID-19, including thermal scanners and infection isolation rooms, following World Health Organisation, WHO, standards.

The Ministry advised the members of the general public to adhere to preventative health and personal hygiene protocols to prevent the spread of the disease and to read the awareness instructions, available on its website and the official websites of health authorities in the UAE and refrain from spreading rumours. 

It also advised individuals suffering from respiratory symptoms to avoid crowded and public places to prevent transmission of the disease and protect lives.

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