Family of 4 infected with new coronavirus in UAE

By Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 30 January 2020: A four-member Chinese family infected with new coronavirus is the first confirmed case in the UAE, the Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, revealed yesterday.

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.”

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

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

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.”

The ministry stressed that the epidemiological investigation centres in the country are working around the clock to early report any cases of the virus, noting that the health system in the country “works very efficiently and that the ministry is closely following the situation in a way that guarantees the health and safety of everyone.”


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