Dozen new Covid-19 cases in UAE bring total to 98

By Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 16 March 2020: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), announced the diagnosis of 12 new coronavirus, Covid-19, cases in the UAE on Sunday.

The cases came to light after the individuals were tested upon arrival to the country. It is reported that these individuals came into contact with people who had tested positive for the virus and are all now quarantined.

The 12 individuals diagnosed with Covid-19 include a South African, an Australian, a Chinese, a Filipino, a Lebanese, a British, an Italian, an Iranian, an Emirati and three Indians, said Wam.

MoHAP confirmed that the cases were being monitored, and the individuals are currently termed as stable and are receiving all necessary treatment.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases in the UAE has now reached 98, the MoHAP statement noted.

Three more recoveries from coronavirus in UAE

MoHAP also announced the full recovery of three additional individuals from the novel coronavirus, Covid-19, bringing the total number of recovered cases in the country to 26.

The ministry said that the recovered – two Bangladeshis and an Indian – were now “symptom-free” after receiving the necessary healthcare.

The ministry affirmed that the UAE’s handling of the cases, from diagnosis until recovery, reflect the high standards of its health care system which the country’s leadership made available to all.

The ministry also added that individuals infected by the virus are provided with the highest standards of healthcare and are kept under close observation by specialised medical teams, in alignment with WHO guidelines.

Dubai Gazette